Economics

On the economic illiteracy of digital media
On the economic illiteracy of digital media

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How Will the Second Gilded Age End?
How Will the Second Gilded Age End?

We are living in a second Gilded Age -- an era of inequality, exploitation, and anti-democratic movements. What can we learn from the way the first Gilded Age ended?

India’s burgeoning economic power: China wishes to limit India’s influence in the Indian Ocean
India’s burgeoning economic power: China wishes to limit India’s influence in the Indian Ocean

During the days of the Cold War, India, under the leadership of PM Jawaharlal Nehru propounded the NAM (Non-Alignment) diplomacy for the decolonized world. He, his Egyptian counterpart, Gamal Abdel…

Embracing an Infinite Mindset: Navigating Uncertainty and Finding Opportunity
Embracing an Infinite Mindset: Navigating Uncertainty and Finding Opportunity

As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, one thing has become increasingly clear: all times are uncertain. When the pandemic first hit, I remember listening to…

STOP THE WAR IN UKRAINE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE TO SAVE PEACE IN OUR WORLD
STOP THE WAR IN UKRAINE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE TO SAVE PEACE IN OUR WORLD

It will be the anniversary of the RUSSIAN-UKRAINE WAR within a few weeks. Both nations lost tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians because the war killed them. Millions are injured regardless of…

Airline Economics: How much it costs to fly you?
Airline Economics: How much it costs to fly you?

Last year, I was traveling from Bangalore to Mumbai and I booked a pretty cheap ticket of Rs 2500 with some card discounts. I was just doing the math in my mind, “Bangalore Mumbai distance is 1000km…

Feds Seize $700 Million in Assets from FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried
Feds Seize $700 Million in Assets from FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried

The seizure of assets comes as a result of criminal fraud charges against Bankman-Fried, who was arrested in December and released on a $250 million bond as he awaits trial. The move also follows the…

THE SHADOW ON THE SNOW
THE SHADOW ON THE SNOW

Snow is beautiful. Every snowflake is shiny as a unique diamond, reflecting the sunshine before it disappears by turning into a drop of water. When the SUN and FROST join forces, the ice layer is…

Travel can be an amazing way to improve your life prospects, prioritize self-care and rejuvenation…
Travel can be an amazing way to improve your life prospects, prioritize self-care and rejuvenation…

Personal financial planning plays an important role when it comes to being able to afford to travel. Taking the time to educate yourself on budgeting, saving, and other financial strategies can help…

How to Calculate Cross Rates between Currencies
How to Calculate Cross Rates between Currencies

Cross rates are simply the exchange rates between two currencies. Their purpose serves multiple functions in the financial markets with such uses as hedging currency risk, pricing foreign securities…

Major Cracks Appear in China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Major Cracks Appear in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

From billion-dollar construction flaws to scrapped projects: Is the Chinese Communist Party’s Belt and Road wearing out already? “SAN LUIS, Ecuador — Built near a spewing volcano, it was the biggest…

48 Laws of Power, and why this book changed my life.
48 Laws of Power, and why this book changed my life.

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a bestselling book that delves into the tactics and strategies used by powerful individuals throughout history to gain and maintain their power. The book is…

¿Cómo está la economía en Venezuela y qué podemos aprender de ella?
¿Cómo está la economía en Venezuela y qué podemos aprender de ella?

La primera vez que escuché la palabra “inflación” apenas tenía 8 años; mi padre la mencionaba mucho en sus llamadas por teléfono. En ese entonces mi pasión era jugar fútbol y mi juguete favorito era…

When Change Agents Fail
When Change Agents Fail

B) A lot of the people who voted the clueless people in charge of ushering in change DO NOT actually want to see any change. Even before the coof reared its ugly head, many small towns across North…

I Interviewed for a Fast Food Job. It Didn’t End Well.
I Interviewed for a Fast Food Job. It Didn’t End Well.

And by free time I don’t mean time that could otherwise be spent drinking Pina Coladas on a beach somewhere. When I was a teenager in the mid-2000s retailers were just starting to adopt online…