Life After Fed Lift-Off

January 2, 2016 0 Comments
Life After Fed Lift-Off

Once upon a time, small changes in interest rates were seen as a small tool on its ability to fine-tune the economy. Those days seem to be a distant memory; hikes in the Fed Funds Rate are now a testament to our economy’s ability to move past the worst financial crisis in a generation. Of […]

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Apple’s Tax Avoidance: ‘Total Political Crap’

December 22, 2015 1 Comment
Apple’s Tax Avoidance: ‘Total Political Crap’

Everyone already knows that Apple is probably the most influential companies ever created in the history of this planet (Sorry, Nintendo). With a valuation close to nearly a Trillion dollars and a war chest that would rival small countries, earning its spot within the Dow Jones Industrial average, among 30 of the largest and most […]

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College Should Be Free, But Not For The Reasons You Think

October 24, 2015 0 Comments
College Should Be Free, But Not For The Reasons You Think

I’ve already discussed the problem with skyrocketing tuition cost, and the many factors (well, the only factor) attributing to that growth. The problem is that none of the policies enacted thus far as worked to mitigate the problem. So, maybe we should consider the possibility of making college available to everyone. That’s a very popular […]

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Glass–Steagall is Old News. Really…

October 13, 2015 0 Comments
Glass–Steagall is Old News. Really…

The election cycle is drawing near, so naturally, there will be no shortage of the talking heads beating the dead horse on this particular issue. Of course, Glass-Steagall was never an economic/financial issue in 2008, nor in 2012. Not because people are worried about this issue (the Roper Center Archive reports that only ONE poll […]

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The Nightmare On Wall Street

August 22, 2015 1 Comment
The Nightmare On Wall Street

The end of the trading week has begun, and the start of a new nightmare begins, as this week marks the worst week for stocks since 2011. Not to mention the Dow experienced the largest point drop since the financial crisis. Um, ouch? And I know I’ve played this meme plenty of times before, but […]

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Fed Study: Federal Financial Aid Drives Up College Tuition Cost

August 20, 2015 0 Comments
Fed Study: Federal Financial Aid Drives Up College Tuition Cost

I wasn’t exactly sure a study for this would ever surface because it really isn’t necessary. Understandably, the issue over surging college tuition cost has been vexing for most people. After all, economics is a difficult concept to grasp, and people (as a collective) usually cannot understand the mistakes they’ve done until some professors in […]

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Good Thing I Never Wanted To Be A Lawyer…

August 13, 2015 1 Comment
Good Thing I Never Wanted To Be A Lawyer…

I could never truly understand the psyche and the mentality of someone who chooses (voluntarily) to enter the law profession. Most people dislike lawyers because they represent people and corporations without caring about who they are, what they have done (or accused of), who they have wronged or how culpable they are. I guess this […]

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Pointless CEO Pay Ratio Rule Is Pointless

August 6, 2015 0 Comments
Pointless CEO Pay Ratio Rule Is Pointless

This is also what happens when you allow just anyone to write, draft and propose laws for our financial sector. As a result, you get this rather pointless and silly CEO Pay Ratio rule, as a requirement for the Dodd-Frank Act of 2008. Some small background into the fact, as a response to the 2008 […]

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We Need Banks To Be ‘Too Big To Fail,’ Whether We Know It Or Not

August 5, 2015 0 Comments
We Need Banks To Be ‘Too Big To Fail,’ Whether We Know It Or Not

Regardless of how you frame the question about the popularity of banks, there are a ton of people who will tell you that they do not like banks. There are also a ton of people who can list at least 5 things they dislike about banks. The same people most likely do not understand normal […]

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Twitter Is Awesome…

July 29, 2015 0 Comments
Twitter Is Awesome…

Sorry, did I say the word ‘awesome?’ I was actually referring to the social media platform. I think its great being able to share your statuses, updates and ideas in real time. Aside from that, the company doesn’t exactly have the worst earnings in the tech industry, but the headline figures weren’t enough to keep […]

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