Economy Education

Intro to Keynesian Economics

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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 People

Kamala Harris and LIFT

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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 […]

Economy Education People

Elizabeth Warren and Student Debt

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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 […]

Economy Events People

Andrew Yang and Universal Basic Income

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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 […]

Economy Education Stocks

Intro to Earnings

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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 […]

Bonds Economy

The Status of Government Bonds

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By Cassandra Ying When the stock market gets more volatile, investors often turn to bonds, particularly government bonds. Since governments are typically reliable debtors, people can expect an almost guaranteed, while smaller, sum to be returned to them eventually. Bonds often serve as an appropriate indicator of how stable the economy is. In a cyclical […]

Currency Economy Education People

George Soros and the British Pound Short

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By Rajan Vazirani The name George Soros might ring a bell for some. Soros, a Hungarian-born billionaire investor, has made a massive fortune investing, a large portion of which was donated. Today, he is known primarily for his political contributions and the resulting controversy. But his fame began with a massive short of the British […]