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Humans Versus Econs

In any introductory economics course, one of the first things you will be told is that in economic theory, people are “rational actors” or “econs”. Econs are people who make the optimal choice based on calculated costs and benefits. Simple enough, right? But the problem with making this assumption is that the vast majority of […]

Economy Education

Intro to the US Treasury

The US Treasury is a department of the executive branch. It is an integral part of the US economy and helps manage taxes, minting, individual payouts/corporate bailouts, and much more. Bureaus and agencies beneath the US Treasury include the IRS and US Mint, among others.  The History of the Treasury The origins of the US […]

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Best Brokerages for Beginners

Suppose you have some extra cash in your bank account and you have had your eyes on the market for a while. “It’s the perfect time to get in,” you think, and rightfully so. Investing is easy — you can just place a call with your personal broker and have them put in an order […]

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Ricardo’s Theory of Trade

Ricardo’s Theory of Trade is one of the most influential theories in modern global economics. It was created in the nineteenth century by David Ricardo.  The Basics David Ricardo was one of the most influential economists of the early nineteenth century. However, he actually came into economics by accident. Ricardo was born to a traditional […]

Economy International People

Microfinance, Muhammad Yunus, and Global Poverty

Global poverty is an issue. It’s not that hard to recognize this fact. The trouble comes in identifying solutions. Charities are one angle by which the world is tackling the issue. Education, infrastructure, and ending political conflict are others. In the 1980s a new, novel idea grew prominent. Microfinance promised a sustainable way to elevate […]

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Intro to Activist Investing

When it comes to investing, many investors with large amounts of capital use the principle of activist investing (not to be confused with active investing). Activist investing involves buying a large stake of a company (see the examples below as stakes depend on the company). These stakes give the investor influence over the company’s decisions […]

Economy Tech

A Transition to E-commerce

E-commerce, or commerce conducted over the Internet, is the future of business with over 1.8 billion people worldwide purchasing products online in 2018. By the year 2040, it is estimated that 95% of transactions will be done online. This rush for online products has only been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a majority of […]

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EP 8 — Simplifying Racial Economic Inequality With William “Sandy” Darity Jr. Of Duke University

In this episode, my co-host Cassandra Ying (first one!) and I talk to William “Sandy” Darity Jr. of Duke University about racial economic inequality. We delve into topics like the history of discrimination, present economic inequalities, reparations as a solution, much more! Check out the episode to learn about the timely topic of racial economic […]

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Stocks to Watch: Week of 8/3/2020

Alright, alright, alright — time for week number four! Now that we’ve had a few weeks of covering the more well-known and widely-praised stocks, it’s time to look at some companies that not everyone may know about. These companies are real estate investment trusts (REITs). These sorts of companies own and usually operate income-producing real […]

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Intro to Extended Hours Trading

The main trading session of most stock markets is during normal business hours, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, in the daytime. However, trading is not restricted to this time period. Investors can buy and sell stocks after the markets close during the after-hours trading session. There are key differences between trading in the daytime […]

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Stocks to Watch: Week of 7/27/2020

Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of my weekly stocks to watch! Our focus right now is going to be on tech stocks, which for the past few years and especially the last few months have totally outpaced the market. Microsoft (MSFT) This is personally my favorite stock of the tech giants. Since its […]

Economy Opinion

Humans Versus Econs

In any introductory economics course, one of the first things you will be told is that in economic theory, people are “rational actors” or “econs”. Econs are people who make the optimal choice based on calculated costs and benefits. Simple enough, right? But the problem with making this assumption is that the vast majority of […]

Economy Education

Intro to the US Treasury

The US Treasury is a department of the executive branch. It is an integral part of the US economy and helps manage taxes, minting, individual payouts/corporate bailouts, and much more. Bureaus and agencies beneath the US Treasury include the IRS and US Mint, among others.  The History of the Treasury The origins of the US […]

Economy Education International People

Ricardo’s Theory of Trade

Ricardo’s Theory of Trade is one of the most influential theories in modern global economics. It was created in the nineteenth century by David Ricardo.  The Basics David Ricardo was one of the most influential economists of the early nineteenth century. However, he actually came into economics by accident. Ricardo was born to a traditional […]

Economy Opinion

Humans Versus Econs

In any introductory economics course, one of the first things you will be told is that in economic theory, people are “rational actors” or “econs”. Econs are people who make the optimal choice based on calculated costs and benefits. Simple enough, right? But the problem with making this assumption is that the vast majority of […]

Opinion Stocks

Stocks to Watch: Week of 8/3/2020

Alright, alright, alright — time for week number four! Now that we’ve had a few weeks of covering the more well-known and widely-praised stocks, it’s time to look at some companies that not everyone may know about. These companies are real estate investment trusts (REITs). These sorts of companies own and usually operate income-producing real […]

Opinion Stocks

Stocks to Watch: Week of 7/27/2020

Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of my weekly stocks to watch! Our focus right now is going to be on tech stocks, which for the past few years and especially the last few months have totally outpaced the market. Microsoft (MSFT) This is personally my favorite stock of the tech giants. Since its […]

Silicon Valley Tech

Uber Eats Postmates

After Uber revolutionized transport and threatened the traditional taxi industry, many other companies followed suit. These corporations ushered in the establishment of the gig-economy, or in other words a market dependent on contractors or short-term workers. Although this economic model has brought significant backlash, specifically in regards to employee benefits and pay structure, it has […]

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The Reusable Rocket Revolution

It’s hard to believe that the United States put a man on the moon way back in 1969. Based on this feat alone, it only makes sense for someone in the past to assume that humans would be a multi-planetary species by 2020. But of course, this isn’t the case. In 2020, a time consisting […]