Is Social Capital the Most Important Type of Capital?

Previously posted at GenFKD.

In the modern economy, where we are continually pushed to specialize and become freelancers, social capital is becoming more important than ever. But, like anything else in life, if you want more of it, you have to put in a little effort. Continue reading “Is Social Capital the Most Important Type of Capital?”

Economics of the Protest

If you haven’t noticed, some people are slightly more than discontent with the new president. Since the beginning of his steamroll straight to the Oval office, a diverse set of groupies have followed him around—the media, his supporters, and his anti-supporters. Continue reading “Economics of the Protest”

Capital and the American Dream

Previously posted at GenFKD.

The “American dream” is rooted on the idea that people can go from “poor” to “not poor” in this country with a can-do attitude and strong work ethic. Although we’ve heard a handful of these “rags to riches” stories, research shows that it ain’t as easy as it used to be.

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Thoughts on the Government-Granted Privilege for Cubans

I want to preface these thoughts by letting you know that I have never been to Cuba. (Although I hope to make it out there by the end of June this year.) I am a second-generation Cuban, with only the narratives of my immigrant family members that have largely shaped my identity. Continue reading “Thoughts on the Government-Granted Privilege for Cubans”