For my econometrics project I decided to look at what makes a movie successful. I do movie reviews on here all the time so it seemed like a fitting project. If you understand the statistical part you’ll enjoy the paper! If not skip around! There is an interpretation of the data after the chart so… Read More What makes a Movie Successful?: An Econometric Analysis
Maybe not a well known fact to many Americans is that the US has a sugar tariff. This tariff/quota is used to protect sugar producers in Florida from having to compete with importers. This roughly increases the US price of sugar by 20 cents per pound versus the world price costing American consumers and sugary food/drink… Read More How the Economics of Sugar Tariffs Explain Trump’s Election
In the 1960s, the world was facing a potential devastating food shortage that threatened millions of people in Pakistan and India (Easterbrook 1997). Thanks to Norman Borlaug and others who took part in what ended up being known as “The Green Revolution” crop yields increased dramatically and the crisis was diverted (Easterbrook 1997). Despite being… Read More The Politics and Economics Behind Bee Population Decline.
Jeffrey Goldberg did a 20 page long article on President Barack Obama’s foreign policy stances hitting mainly topics like Syria, Russia, US-Relations with Asia, Global Warming, etc. Throughout the article Goldberg presses multiple times about his Legacy in regards to Syria. The decision to not attack Assad’s regime to Goldberg is what history will look back… Read More Thoughts on The Obama Doctrine
The Fight for $15 has recently won battles in New York and San Francisco and for good reason. Originally minimum wage in New York city was only $7.25 (with a state level of $8.00/hr.) which was much lower then the over $11 an hour it takes to live their according to the Living Wage Project. Similarly,… Read More How Far Should the Fight for $15 Go?
In my Comparative Institutions economics course today we discussed patents and copyright issues. Ask yourself, “Who owns your face?” Obviously you own your face….right? Well it is quite a bit more complicated then that. Whether it be taking ownership of your face in a video game or trying to make sure your face never ends… Read More Spongebob Squarepants and the Hidden Story of CopyRight Laws.