Economy Opinion

Humans Versus Econs

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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

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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 7/13/2020

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My 3 stocks to watch this week are Amazon, Delta Airlines, and Disney. Amazon (AMZN) First and foremost, Amazon. A household name across the globe, this e-commerce giant-turned-conglomerate still has plenty of room to grow. Amazon has dominated the United States e-commerce industry, with over 100 million Americans subscribed to its Prime service, not to […]

Opinion Policy

A Case for Campaign Spending Limits

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Campaign finance has always been a controversial topic, especially ever since 2010. If you aren’t familiar, 2010 was the year the Supreme Court voted on Citizens United v. FEC, which allowed the formation of Super PACs that can spend unlimited amounts of money on campaigns. This decision caused huge controversy, and people have been calling for […]

Economy Opinion

America’s Infrastructure Problem

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Almost every politician in America will agree on one thing: public investment in infrastructure is unacceptably low. President Trump has pushed infrastructure week, and most democratic presidential nominees have announced sweeping plans to invest in infrastructure. But in reality, even with these new plans, America’s infrastructure is far behind — foolishly behind — its rising […]