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Could Modern Monetary Theory Save America?

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I Become President For A Day To Apply Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) To The US Economy Politicians and academics are making dramatic claims about MMT. I apply it to the 2018 US economy and learn...
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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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Not All Protection is Bad

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One thing that we overlook in the dialogue around the trade war narrative that has become a partisan issue is that not all protection is bad. The problem is that if you look at...
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France: Debt Woes are Overstated

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Synopsis: Debt levels in the public sector have been on an uptrend since the GFC, matching the trend seen in most advanced economies. Nevertheless, the statistic in isolation paints an incomplete picture. Recently enacted...
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Nordic social program to welfare state capitalism

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Two resorts distant from free-market capitalism The society or the world at large is the quintessence of every human being. As a spirited social existence, humans have an innate tendency to aggregate by inhabiting jointly...
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Using Mobile to Help Eradicate Child Labor on Ivorian Cocoa Farms

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West African farmers use child labor to cost-effectively scale production of the cocoa used by chocolate companies to make chocolates. Out of the sights and minds of consumers, this matter is often unable to...
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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...
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Demographic Economics: Studying the Changing Patterns of Consumption and Saving

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Fundamentally, a large part of the total income of an economy comprises the patterns of consumption and savings which is highly affected by the aging individuals and the constantly changing demographics of that country. All...
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Will Artificial Intelligence save the labor market?

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To show that the question in the title can be answered affirmatively, I am going to explore the way smart technologies help resolve social problems. The problems include an aging labor force gradually leaving...
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The U.S. China Trade War May Cause Multipolarity Instead of Deglobalisation

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The U.S.- China trade, technology, and possible currency war suggest a continued escalation beyond rhetoric, with negative implications for trade in an already slowing global economy. Following the bout of tit-for-tat tariffs, talks of...
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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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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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Fixing American problems could be easy

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Americans emerged from the election even more divided than before. Both Democrats and Republicans claim that the other side does not have the right program. Both of them might be correct. In his first speech...
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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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Universal Basic Income

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With the threat of automation, a possible recession, and other societal problems, people have been calling for a Universal Basic Income. In 2018, nearly half of Americans supported this idea in hopes to reduce...
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The Serious Failures of Current Socio-Economic Systems

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I don’t care a particular amount about any current Socio-economic System be it Capitalism, Socialism, Communism or whatever. They all seem somewhat flawed and none take into account all the things that would attract...
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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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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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Pacific Gas & Electronic: A silent Partner in the Unsustainable Golden State Economy of...

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The state of California, with the 39.56 million in Population and Area of 163,696 square miles, has a net worth over $6 trillion or about $160,000 per resident. The Golden state keeps up 17...
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The greatest financial lesson from the current pandemic

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The lockdown due to the current health crisis has impacted everyone mentally, physically and financially. However, the financial impact from the lockdown will affect individuals and businesses unequally. While some companies and people focus...