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On Raising the Minimum Wage

One of the most extraordinary parts of the United States presidential primaries has been the highlight of economic inequality and the minimum wage as an issue in the race for the Democratic nomination. Slowly but surely, the idea of a … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: The Tulip Bubble

The Netherlands is famous for its tulip fields, but back in the 1600s the tulip flower was only a recent introduction into European gardens from the Ottoman Empire. This was during the golden age of Dutch trade dominance, and the … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: The Latin Monetary Union

In the last few decades, the idea of a currency union between several countries has become commonplace with the growth and stabilization of the European Union and the Eurozone. Currently, seventeen countries within the European Union and two outside the … Continue reading

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Digital Distribution and the Changing Economics of Media

In the past few years a veritable revolution has taken place in the entertainment and media publishing industry, and that is the growing prevalence of digital distribution. The rise in use of the internet has made buying and selling products … Continue reading

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