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Intro to Keynesian Economics

By Rajan Vazirani Macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. In macroeconomics, a set of economic principles known as Keynesian economics is highly influential. Since its conception in the 1930s, Keynesian economics has influenced the policy of governments around the world. Often immediately following a recession, a period of decline in economic […]

Economy Education

Intro to Keynesian Economics

By Rajan Vazirani Macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. In macroeconomics, a set of economic principles known as Keynesian economics is highly influential. Since its conception in the 1930s, Keynesian economics has influenced the policy of governments around the world. Often immediately following a recession, a period of decline in economic […]

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The Commission Wars

By Sean Choi “From day one, my passion has been to make investing easier and more affordable for everyone.” – Charles Schwab On October 1, 2019, brokerage firm Charles Schwab announced that they were lowering the price of their commissions for buying and selling stocks online from $4.95 to $0 on October 7. A brokerage […]

Economy People

Kamala Harris and LIFT

By Cassandra Ying On the evenings of June 26th and 27th, millions of Americans tuned in to NBC News for the first 2020 Democratic presidential debates. By the end of night two, the fierce clash between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had made headline news. Although many now know of Harris, the California senator has […]

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Elizabeth Warren and Student Debt

By Cassandra Ying If you are following the 2020 presidential election news, you’ve probably heard of Elizabeth Warren and her stance on student debt. Considered a front-runner in the Democratic presidential primaries, Warren has openly voiced her opinions on corruption and transparency in politics and business. Recently, though, Warren’s stance on student debt has become […]

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Andrew Yang and Universal Basic Income

By Cassandra Ying With the 2020 presidential election drawing nearer, we’ve seen more and more democratic candidates launching bids. While less popular than some of his competitors like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, Andrew Yang is gaining significant media attention for his strong, often radical views. One proposal he’s made is a Freedom Dividend, a […]

Silicon Valley Tech

The Return of Flip Phones

By Arjun Mody For years, foldable technology has been categorized as something from the future. The thought of being able to fold your phone like a piece of paper seemed like pure science fiction. There were flip phones, but the need for physical keyboards essentially halved the screen sizes and doubled the thickness of these […]

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Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Libra Draws Controversy

By Yash Deshmukh Facebook’s announced cryptocurrency, Libra, has made quite the splash since it was first announced. For starters, it is already more well-known among the public than any other crypto besides Bitcoin. That includes staples of the cryptocurrency world, such as Litecoin and Ethereum, both of which have been around for years. While masses […]

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Facebook to Launch Cryptocurrency

By Yash Deshmukh Facebook. This web-based tech giant has become a household name over the past 15 years. Many associate it with social media, photo-sharing, and due to recent events, a danger to personal privacy. However, through acquisitions and mergers, Facebook has bled into multiple other industries, such as fitness, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. […]

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2019 TechCrunch AI and Robotics Sessions

By Arjun Mody Compared to last year, this year’s TechCrunch AI and Robotics Sessions at UC Berkeley seemed to be more informative and engaging. I felt that there was also a wider variety of topics discussed on the panels as well. Robotics Start-Ups One of the first panels that interested me was about building a […]

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The Commission Wars

By Sean Choi “From day one, my passion has been to make investing easier and more affordable for everyone.” – Charles Schwab On October 1, 2019, brokerage firm Charles Schwab announced that they were lowering the price of their commissions for buying and selling stocks online from $4.95 to $0 on October 7. A brokerage […]

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Jack Bogle and Index Funds

By Sean Choi “If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands-down choice should be Jack Bogle.” – Warren Buffett John “Jack” Bogle is considered to be one of the world’s greatest investors. This is due to his invention of the index fund. An […]

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Intro to Earnings

By Rajan Vazirani Earnings: the thing all investors obsess about. Every company reports earnings and investors pay close attention to them. Investors look at metrics like EPS, EBITDA, P/E, and many more to judge the company and its stock. The company’s earnings are a very important factor, but understanding it can seem extremely overwhelming. In […]

Crypto Silicon Valley Tech

Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Libra Draws Controversy

By Yash Deshmukh Facebook’s announced cryptocurrency, Libra, has made quite the splash since it was first announced. For starters, it is already more well-known among the public than any other crypto besides Bitcoin. That includes staples of the cryptocurrency world, such as Litecoin and Ethereum, both of which have been around for years. While masses […]

Crypto

Bitcoin Surges in Recent Weeks

By Yash Deshmukh Cryptocurrencies have been on a roll in recent weeks, and Bitcoin is leading the pack. When people think about cryptocurrency, the first thing that comes to mind is Bitcoin. That is because Bitcoin was the first-ever cryptocurrency. Satoshi created Bitcoin in 2009 when he restructured the blockchain to support such digital currencies. […]

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Facebook to Launch Cryptocurrency

By Yash Deshmukh Facebook. This web-based tech giant has become a household name over the past 15 years. Many associate it with social media, photo-sharing, and due to recent events, a danger to personal privacy. However, through acquisitions and mergers, Facebook has bled into multiple other industries, such as fitness, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. […]

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Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

By Yash Deshmukh and Anish Anburaja With 2018’s sudden spike in the value of Bitcoin, many investors and entrepreneurs saw their profits go through the roof. Masses of average people hurried to follow this trend, in hopes of themselves hitting the jackpot. However, this process created a large misconception about Bitcoin to the general public. […]

Crypto Currency

The Current State of Crypto

By Henrik Pettersson Are bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies back? In short, not fully, but the crypto space still looks promising. This past week, the total market cap of cryptocurrency rose to a high of 183 billion, an increase of approximately 40 billion compared to the previous week. The market cap is the total value of […]

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EP 4 — Simplifying Brexit with Harold James of Princeton

In this episode, I talk to Dr. Harold James of Princeton University about Brexit. We delve into topics like trade deals, currency movements, the future of Britain, and much more! Check out the episode to learn about Brexit in a simplified way! Harold James is the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, the […]