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The iPhone X just came out yesterday. This phone costs $999, has insane processing power, and has facial recognition that can be used to unlock the phone and make purchases. Technofears and privacy debates aside, this is a marvel of technology. I promise this isn’t an Apple commercial, I’m just taking a moment to be … Continue reading Douglass North: How Did We Even Get Here?
Moving to a new city, particularly in your 20s or 30s, can be a defining moment in your life. Yet people in the U.S. are moving at historically low rates, and you don’t need to look far to see why. Housing prices are back up If you haven’t noticed, housing prices are back up to … Continue reading Slow on the Move: Prices, Technology and Rent Control
Though the hot topics of automated vehicles, fintech apps and artificial intelligence are game-changing, below the surface is where we find what is revolutionary. It’s called the blockchain. Wait, don’t go! Let’s try to explain On top of being such a cool term to say out loud, it’s even cooler when you actually know what … Continue reading Bitcoin: The Blockchain Revolution Of The Modern Economy
In his new book, The Complacent Class, Tyler Cowen re-emphasizes the role of economists in perpetuating pessimism. By connecting a slew of dismal trends backed by hard (and shaky) data, he offers a rationale behind the low levels of productivity, decreased economic mobility and low levels of economic growth. He categorizes the factors that make … Continue reading Dilemma: The Segregated Match