Economy International People

Microfinance, Muhammad Yunus, and Global Poverty

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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 […]

Bonds Investing People

Analyzing Bill Ackman’s $2.6 Billion CDS Trade

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Many financial enthusiasts have most likely heard of the film The Big Short, adapted from the book by Michael Lewis with the same title. The story follows one of the greatest trades in Wall Street history where a hedge fund manager, Michael Burry, from California predicted the financial crisis of 2008 and made his investors […]

Economy People

Kamala Harris and LIFT

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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 distinguished herself for […]

Economy Education People

Elizabeth Warren and Student Debt

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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 more and more […]