economics

Can You Ever Be Too Careful?: The Case for Calculated Aggression

  Over at Women 2.0, a look at one of the biggest questions arising from the current state of affairs: The following is inspired by the Coronavirus saga. Rather than explore the news and responses related to the events — -which would require some dialogue centered on pathology, confounding variables, and journalistic integrity — -we’ll springboard to a more …

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How to Make Money by Going Against The Herd: An Underdog Story

(image credit: Rawbot) Over at my buddy, Jon Bales’ site, a compelling read: “…identify situations where others are overconfident and fragile and put yourself in a position to be the beneficiary if things don’t go their way. That was my approach here, as it is in DFS, but it’s very applicable to many facets of …

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Lessons From Election 2016

My article on the 2016 election generated some reaction, some of which I’ll address in this post. But before I get to that, some notes (and jokes) on Donald Trump’s shocking victory:

Election 2016: Clinton, Trump, and 3 Keys For Wading Through The Battle Royal

(Update: Click here to read the follow-up to this article.) Clinton’s digital Houdini act and Trump’s creative interpretation of body language; big talking points in the lead-up to the election. The debates are theater, entertainment in the political arena. Great for stirring up controversy and Nielsen ratings, but not so good for evaluating the nominees. If …

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McDonald’s vs. The Labor Movement

There’s been a lot of hubbub about the call for a $15/hr minimum wage for McDonald’s employees. The following is a look at why those workers may be disappointed.

Doubling Down: Not Just Good For Blackjack

In Blackjack, you’ve got the option to “double-down” on 9, 10, or 11. You receive just one additional card and
 double your bet, upping your reward—and risk—for that single hand. Without delving too far into the math, the double-down is an optimal play. The double down is a good metaphor for life.

Underdogs in Education (Part 2): Why College Tuition is So High

Image Credit: New America Foundation In Part 1, we discussed the battle between For-Profit schools and traditional colleges for education dollars and strategies underdogs can
employ to unseat incumbents. Do employers have a dog in this fight? Since many, if not most, people rank “getting a job” higher than
”learning” on the list of reasons why they …

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