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How to Build a Martian Economy

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Step aside science nerds, an economist needs to say something… To some, colonizing Mars is an exciting future to look forward to. It would be an exemplification of the human spirit and a mark of...
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The Pandemic Won’t Be Over Anytime Soon, Here’s a Financial Checklist

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It’s been eight months since countries all around the world started to impose lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. So many things have happened since then. After what seems the worst 90...
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A 5-Step Method for Saving 6 Figures Plus on a College Education

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Newsflash (sarcasm alert): a college education is expensive! Even after accounting for inflation, higher education has become increasingly more expensive over the last several decades. According to EducationData.org, The average cost of 4 years as an...
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Upskilling the American Labor Force During a Time of Duress

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Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and you’ll feed him for a lifetime.  One of the startling statistics which made rounds across the internet in...
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What would Honest Abe do now?

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“The time is ripe, and rotten-ripe, for change; then let it come.” ~ James Russell Lowell During the time I was a postgraduate student at Georgetown University, I would often visit the Lincoln Memorial, and reflect....
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The Retail Apocalypse Is Only Just Beginning

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We are on the verge of entering a new and better world. A few days ago, I was driving around tending to minor errands that have been accumulating over the last week or so. It...
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Injection For the Market – FAANG Continues to Ride That Perma-bull Energy

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FAANG stocks pull the market higher on news of an FDA emergency greenlight on a COVID plasma treatment. After a week of jobless numbers cracking up once more, the market and the pandemic sent...
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What Would Government’s Place in a Free World Look Like Anyway?

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Political science arguments aside, discussions surrounding the role of government are critical more than ever. Politicians, economists, and policy makers have long argued the role of government and the rights rulers have over their...
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Where to invest right now?

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The present times are embossed by uncertainty. This also holds true for the world of investing. Most of the share prices are mainly dependent on the development of the Covid-19 pandemic. Consequentially, the relationship...
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How Congress Blindly Sees the Future of Tech Companies

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Technology Disruption will decimate Congress piece by piece The Congress of the United States of America called 4 CEOs of big tech companies to perform a circus on national TV. Jeff Bezos from Amazon. Tim Cook from Apple....
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Money: Investing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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A warning for every investor and the actions you should take right now Through my financial services career spanning almost two decades, I was once responsible for supervising an entire company of financial advisors who...
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LIBOR: An Enthralling Saga!

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From creating history to becoming history LIBOR is one of the most important benchmark interest rates at which borrowings take place in the international interbank market for short-term loans. LIBOR is a worldwide accepted benchmark...
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Unemployment & Suicides: The Next Wave Of Crisis

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This wave of economic suicide will perhaps surpass the lives taken by the deadly virus itself. The economic hardships caused during Covid-19 have surpassed those of the 1930s Great Depression and the 2008 Global Financial...
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I am a Baby Boomer, and this is the story of how my generation...

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Featuring The Maine Capital Corporation of 1976 Established in the wake of a newly centralized United States Economy, Legal status disclosure: This is an opinion of a layperson. independent researcher ,and private citizen of Maine. My generation,...
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Volcker Act Gets Sacked, Corporate Giants Stand to Benefit

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No surprises in that statement, the show must go on. Financial markets are incredibly complicated. While manageable by a central authority to some degree, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. The...
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A Novel Economic System To Respond To The Novel Coronavirus?

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Economics is not governed by laws of nature or the physical universe but rather by rules created by human beings to organise their lives. It is an emergent system not directly constrained by base...
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The leader of the deceived

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Five years ago, Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign. When it became obvious that he was serious, in August of 2015, I challenged his concept of the immigration policy. I agree with those who...
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Why Found A Startup During A Crisis? 4 Key Reasons

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At Tau Ventures we have the privilege of interacting with dozens of entrepreneurs on a daily basis. Given our focus on seed we end up disproportionately exposed to people considering executing an idea. You...
Rising tide lifts all boats

The rising tide that doesn’t lift all boats

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Every day there is a major event that will move the markets. Trade wars, currency wars, oil wars, pandemics, depression levels of unemployment, conspiracy theories; you name it Are there any more surprises left? Perhaps. With complete...
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Could Machine Learning and NLP Have Predicted Oil’s Crash? The Answer is YES.

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A guide on how to combine Machine Learning and NLP to successfully predict the COVID-19 lead oil crash. On April 20th, 2020, futures for WTI (Crude oil’s U.S. benchmark) reached for the first time in history negative...