American History

What Caused the Great Depression? Exploring the Smoot-Hawley Tariff

December 1, 2017

To see how economic mistakes can repeat time and again, you need look no further than recent history. The Great Depression was the result of a combination of protectionism, populism, and nationalism that combined with bad government policy to make a toxic brew that mired the U.S. and much of the world in an economic downturn for nearly a decade. These collapses demonstrate how easy it is to assume large-scale economic failures are isolated when in fact they are immersed in long-standing philosophies and can have immense global ramifications. […]

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Business and Economics

How Banks Endanger The Financial System

July 3, 2017

After the global financial crisis of 2008, regulators in a number of countries proposed rules to insulate traditional banking (taking deposits and making loans) from the risks associated with other financial services. […]

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Business and Economics

Behavioral Economics: How “Triggers” Affect Your Decisions

February 15, 2017

A trigger is any stimulus in the environment that makes us think about a related concept or idea. How do businesses and marketing professionals use this psychological phenomena to their advantage? Welcome to the world of behavioral economics. […]

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Business and Economics

World Economics: A Historical Perspective

February 3, 2017

How is economic history different from a history of economics? What are the primary concerns of today’s economic historians? Why does modern economic history “begin” around 1400? Welcome to the study of human survival – the study of Economic History. […]

Business and Economics

Fisher and Price: The Original Growth Stock Investors

January 12, 2017

Growth stocks have the potential to go up 1000% or more from inception. Occasionally, you’ll find a growth stock in the bargain-basement bin. But, usually, it’s up to you to make the assessment that a growth stock will keep growing. […]

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