Even though it may feel like the holidays are over, another is just around the corner. Valentine's Day is coming and it's an opportunity for loved ones to express their feelings for one another with chocolates or assorted gifts. But what am I supposed to get my girlfriend? What is she supposed to get me? … Continue reading Thomas Schelling: Winning the Game of Love (Without War)
With the bad weather blowing in and holidays around the corner, my mind has slipped into thinking about places I’d rather be than Virginia. Italy, Paris, Switzerland…I have visited Europe a couple times. Unfortunately, as my bank account can’t fund a trans-Atlantic flight, I have had to mostly reminisce of the good times there. One … Continue reading Robert Mundell: Three Choices? Not in My Financial Market! ?
Picture this: You’re on a game show where you face off with another contestant in deciding whether you should split or steal a hefty pot of money. Each player is given the two options and must choose in secret of their intentions. If both choose to split, they each receive half of the pot. If … Continue reading John Nash: It’s All About the Game
It makes me very sad that another season of Game of Thrones has ended. It is tough to know that you can get seven seasons in and every time you are still just as sad that it is over. One of the consistent (and oddly relatable) themes in the show has always been “the Wall,” … Continue reading Ronald Coase: And Now His Watch Has Ended
Whenever I went to my mom’s office growing up, often they would collectively buy tickets for the mega millions jackpot in New York. Almost 22 years later and no one from the office has gotten the lucky numbers, how cruel! The chances of winning the lottery are extraordinarily low. In fact, your chances of winning … Continue reading George Allais: Take a Gamble With Me