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  • Four year athletic scholarships are critical improvement
    Four year athletic scholarships are critical improvement
    Since the college football season has gotten off to an exciting and unpredictable start, much of the focus on college athletics as been on the 2014 season and the first ever College Football Playoff. Following the August 2014 ruling by a federal...
  • Ig Nobel 2014 trophy
    The 2014 Ig Nobel prizes are awarded
    On Sept. 18, the 2014 Ig Nobel prizes were awarded to their recipients at a ceremony at Harvard University. The prizes are a parody of the Nobel prizes, and are given for unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. The awards are...
  • Federal Reserve continues tapering, stocks rise, commodities fall
    Federal Reserve continues tapering, stocks rise, commodities fall
    On Sept. 17, the Federal Open Market Committee issued a statement saying that they would continue to reduce the $25 billion monthly debasement of the US dollar, which is carried out by purchasing additional agency mortgage-backed securities at a...
  • Theft Evasion
    Why economic patriotism is nonsense
    As the 2014 midterm elections approach, Democratic candidates led on by President Barack Obama and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are adopting rhetoric against corporate inversions, which they define as “the ability of American companies...
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the August 2014 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Sept. 5, 2014 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2014 is 6.1 percent, down from 6.2 percent for July, unchanged from June, and down from 7.3 percent for August 2013.Total...
  • Framework for sustainable economies
    Framework for sustainable economies in the 21st Century
    As a continuing theme toward building a 21st Century “caliphate” where the word describes a free world without walls, this article discusses another part of the topic that is the basic recipe itself. Sustainable economies are like a...
  • The Economy
    Two big economic principles you didn't know you believe in
    Many Americans are woefully uninformed about their own beliefs when it comes to politics and economics. Yes, you read that right. Many Americans don't know what they support and what they oppose. This idea was dramatically illustrated during...
  • Bitcoin Volume Spike 8-31-14
    Bitcoin bot malfunctions at BTC-e, insanity ensues
    On Aug. 31 at around 2:00 a.m. EDT, the Bitcoin exchange rate began to drop. Shortly after this, at least one trading bot at BTC-e started behaving erratically, seemingly caught in a loop of buying and selling to itself or other trading bots. The...
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy's' success is representative of the Marvel brand
    Disney CEO Bob Iger remarks that Disney has polished the Marvel brand
    According to ComicBook.com on Tuesday, in an interview by CNBC with Disney CEO Bob Iger, he had talked about Disney's partnership with the Marvel brand and how "Guardians of the Galaxy" speaks volumes in regards to that brand. Disney...
  • Tomatoes at the Farmer's Market
    Economics of Farmer's Markets
    Everyone loves browsing at a Farmer’s Market. The produce is right there in front of you, and you can sometimes talk directly to the actual farmer who grew them. And it’s a social occasion: you can talk to other people about the...
  • Bitcoin Flash Crash 8-18-14
    Bitcoin drops to $309, then recovers
    On Aug. 18 between 7:42 and 7:44 a.m. EDT, the exchange rate between Bitcoins and US dollars on BTC-e briefly dropped all the way to $309 from a local maximum of $472 just a few minutes earlier. In the hours following the drop, the exchange rate...
  • Labor theory of property vs. Labor theory of value
    Labor theory of property vs. Labor theory of value
    Sometimes people confuse the "Labor theory of property" and the "Labor theory of value," when they are actually quite different. This article will clear up the confusion.The Labor theory of property is simply the idea that you...
  • Vladimir Putin
    Russian punishment: We won't eat your food anymore
    In a world of global markets and in which there is a scarcity of food, Western producers and suppliers won’t have any trouble replacing Russian customers who will prohibited by Vladimir Putin’s government from eating their products. It...
  • Socialism graphically defined
    Health care is a what...?
    I have heard this claim far too many times to finally say it's time to address this issue and put it in perspective. I can't claim my view on this is that original, but for the purpose of informing those who still believe this myth, I...
  • Android
    Android tops iOS in date usage for the first time
    The Android operating system for smartphones and tablets has finally surpassed Apple’s iOS in data volume according to reports released today. The data usage numbers are still very close, with Android at 44.62 percent of the market and Apple...