Economics

The US Economy — Latest
The US Economy — Latest

On Tuesday, May 17, Jerome H. Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, recently reaffirmed his commitment to bringing inflation under control through the use of interest rates in hopes of lowering…

IGP-M
IGP-M

O Instituto Brasileiro de Economia (IBRE) divulgou dados do IGP-M (índice geral de preços — mercado) referente ao mês de maio: alta de +0,52%, desacelerando frente ao índice de +1,41% alcançado em…

Macro+Markets
Macro+Markets

Sejam bem-vindos a mais uma atualização semanal do cenário macroeconômico e mercados globais! Com relação aos principais acontecimentos recentes, podemos destacar: No Brasil, o índice Ibovespa (B3)…

The iron grip the EU has on Africa
The iron grip the EU has on Africa

The European Union is the most powerful trading bloc in the world, created in 1993 to promote the well-being of its citizens and to “contribute to solidarity and mutual respect among peoples, free…

How the U.S. Switched on Saddam (American Imperialism in Iraq)
How the U.S. Switched on Saddam (American Imperialism in Iraq)

By the time of the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had become United States enemy number one. His brutality had been used constantly by the U.S. to justify their illegal…

The Economic Impact of Overturning Roe v Wade
The Economic Impact of Overturning Roe v Wade

Making abortions inaccessible is a form of reproductive coercion. But overturning Roe v Wade will also forcibly: shrink our economy; decrease our intellectual wealth; cause our GDP to fall; and…

Why not everyone should start coding
Why not everyone should start coding

80,000$ + bonuses is the average salary of a programmer living in the USA. It is important to note this is average which means many people are able to afford much bigger things the further along you…

5 Ways You Can Make Money by Being Your Own Boss
5 Ways You Can Make Money by Being Your Own Boss

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world, you could read plenty of stories about how ordinary people, without any special ‘conventional’ skills, other than their vision to make money out of a…

International Economics Note 2
International Economics Note 2

Studies the performance, structure, behavior and decision making of an economy as a whole, rather than individual markets. Working-age population: 100 Participation rate: 60% Labour supply(working…

Your Economic survival guide to 2022
Your Economic survival guide to 2022

Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse than 2021 with its lockdowns, global supply chain crisis and rampant inflation, came 2022 shouting “Hold my beer and watch this!”. As we approach the…

Compound Investor Update — May 2022
Compound Investor Update — May 2022

See below for a redacted for confidentiality version of the letter we sent our LPs this month commenting on the broader tech and crypto ecosystems, as well as our specific funds. We find in these…

Beyond Supply and Demand: Elasticity and Baumol’s Cost Disease
Beyond Supply and Demand: Elasticity and Baumol’s Cost Disease

I’m a logophile and part of why I love studying economics is that it has plenty of jargon. Today I want to explain two related terms. The first is a fairly common term that relates to any good in any…

Explaining Game Theory
Explaining Game Theory

I believe I was first introduced to game theory with the concept of evolutionarily stable strategies, in Dawkin’s classic The Selfish Gene. I didn’t quite know what game theory was, but I understood…

What are securities?
What are securities?

Which you buy and sell. You trade the assets. It is a virtual or real document where two parties are involved during trade or transactions in financial instruments. We will talk about the types and…

What does Scarcity mean in Economics?
What does Scarcity mean in Economics?

There is no purpose in studying economics if we don’t have Scarcity. And, without Scarcity, there is no economics. You, Me, society, Govt, and the Family don’t have enough goods and services to…

What is Economics?
What is Economics?

You make choices. You choose how you want to spend your time and money. You choose whether you want to be a senior manager in an MNC company or start your own business. You determine whether you want…