Global Crackdown on Cryptocurrencies

By |February 21st, 2018|Categories: Economics / Politics|

When the bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, debuted in 2009, financial analysts expressed their doubts about the long-term sustainability of the digital currency. Over the years the value of the currency has fluctuated widely, underscoring concerns that the currency is unstable at best and dangerous to world markets at worse. Now some countries are taking steps to limit their citizens’ ability

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Brexit Uncertainty Spreads in German Markets

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: Economics / Politics|

In recent years, the DAX, the German blue chip index of the country’s 30 largest companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, has seen an increase in foreign investors. About 63 percent of stakeholders in the index are foreign, up from 52% in 2009. It seems that an increasing number of investors are eager to take advantage of what has

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Saving in your 20s

By |September 18th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|

...I'm a massive nerd. What's the most reliable way to identify an amateur at a poker table?  I'll give you a hint, it's not the guy making mistakes.  It's the one who gets loudly angry at him for making mistakes, when he loses in an unlikely fashion he just can't stand to keep his mouth shut and just

So you want to learn economics

By |September 4th, 2015|Categories: Economics / Politics|

Savings on cover design passed on to the consumer no doubt. It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.   -Thomas Sowell The easiest way I've found to learn any subject in particular is simply by reading books. Reading lots of books.  If you want to learn something about economics the best place

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How to Make Money Without a Degree

By |May 7th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|

Here's another article saying that if you don't go to college you are missing out on $830,000 of income. Holy crap! With information like that, I better start saving now to send my future kids to super expensive colleges! As you know, I'm not a fan of the "send everyone to college" mentality that has prevailed over the last few

Should We Pay Teachers Like Babysitters?

By |January 7th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|

At some point in your life you may have come across a little post about how if we would just pay teachers as if they were babysitters, they would be some of the highest earning professionals in the country. I've heard many teachers use this analysis as evidence that they aren't paid well enough. For those who haven't read it,