Economics

America’s New Cash Crops

America’s New Cash Crops

‘Cash crop’ is an interesting term. When you hear the term cash crop, it invokes memories of your high school American history class, where it would be applied by and large to the cultivation of tobacco in the United States. But as time goes on […]

Why Millennial’s Aren’t Using their Father’s Brokerage

Why Millennial’s Aren’t Using their Father’s Brokerage

Millennials are doing everything differently. Whether it’s method of transportation, social media, or even the consumption of avocado toast, the behaviors and taste of young people have been markedly different than those of the previous generation. Across all facets of life, most things have been […]

The Bearer of Bad Tariffs

The Bearer of Bad Tariffs

On January 22, 2018 President Trump imposed a set of tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. President Trump levied the tariff in the hopes of protecting foreign-owned America-based companies like Suniva and SolarWorld, both of which are in some financial trouble. The tariff […]

Curves to Care About

Curves to Care About

How US Treasury yield curves have never gone out of style.

Will Peak Oil Come Anytime Soon?

Will Peak Oil Come Anytime Soon?

Our taste change, technologies evolve, live goes on and whether we like it or not, the world changes every day. To put it bluntly, change is inevitable. Although it’s an inevitable reality of our world, it doesn’t mean that we’re on the verge of it. […]

Idea to Corporation: A Lesson from Snapchat

Idea to Corporation: A Lesson from Snapchat

Some commercial trademarks– like Google, Band-Aid, and iPhone– have penetrated into our lives so much that they have seeped into our normal vocabulary. The companies to which these names are attributed are huge corporations valued in the hundreds of billions, yet they all started as […]

Examining America’s Skilled Labor Shortage

Examining America’s Skilled Labor Shortage

Ever since its inception, the American workforce has been held up by skilled labor. The skilled labor market encompasses most waged-based labor in the U.S., such as electricians, plumbers, and construction workers. These skilled laborers prop up the American economy through construction and maintenance of […]

There’s No Neutrality When Price Discriminating

There’s No Neutrality When Price Discriminating

This past December, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to remove the net neutrality regulations that prevented internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking consumer access to certain sites or charging different rates based on data usage. Like most media stories, the controversy behind the repeal […]

Protectionism vs. Autarky: Why separating the two terms is necessary to distinguish fact from fiction

Protectionism vs. Autarky: Why separating the two terms is necessary to distinguish fact from fiction

In recent years, the terms ‘protectionist’ and ‘autarkic’ have morphed into the buzzwords of choice for journalists when describing someone or something that is not explicitly pro-free trade. By and large, they are used as linguistic ammunition for opinion writers when attacking either something they […]

The Economic Impact of Brexit

The Economic Impact of Brexit

Even those who are the most oblivious to the current events of the world have heard of the word “Brexit”- a term used to describe the United Kingdom’s referendum to leave the European Union in June 2016. This referendum, which resulted in a slight majority […]