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The Economic Effects of Legalized Marijuana

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in parts of the United States, scholars, economists, politicians et al. have weighed in on the economic impact of the plant. One would assume that the economic rationale has been examined in light of legalization from both a financial and social standpoint, albeit a difficult social measurement. The vast amount of scholarly work has ...

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Holiday Spend to Hit $1 Trillion with Trump Bump

Retailers are expected to enjoy a robust holiday season with total consumer spending to exceed $1 trillion. According to Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation (NRF) President and CEO, “Thanks to a healthy economy and strong consumer confidence, we believe that this holiday season will continue to reflect the growth we’ve seen over the past year.” Despite the recent downturn in ...

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China well on the way to Orwellian Economy

The globalists among you will want to determine quickly if you want China and its dystopian society on your side. The fable so prophetically crafted by 1984 exhibits what might happen to an economy that is taken over by Big Brother. The dictatorship witnessed by Orwell was influenced by Stalinism and the flowering Nazism, forms of brutal totalitarian regimes that ...

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Fewer International Students Coming to U.S. Universities

You would be hard pressed if you strolled down Locus Walk at the University of Pennsylvania or along the commons at Yale’s New Haven, Conn. Campus, to believe that the number of international students at American universities was on the decline. Ivy League schools like Penn and Yale have no shortage of foreign applicants. As a matter of fact, Harvard ...

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A Patriot’s Responsibility: Why You Need to Vote

This may come as a surprise to hear, especially two years later; but Donald Trump didn’t actually win the presidential election of 2016. No… Hillary Clinton didn’t either, after all the electoral college was designed the way it is on purpose and we all know she’s allergic to winning anyhow. Actually, the true winner of the 2016 election by an ...

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Small Bank Commercial Loan Problems making Market Anxious

In an age of connectedness, it almost seems unfathomable that distance could be a cause for concern amongst the commercial lending landscape. However, what economists call “friction of distance” can cause trouble. If this economic theory applies to lenders financing commercial real estate loans outside their geographical areas of expertise, there is an obvious necessity to investigate further. This problem ...

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India and the Internet Billionaire

Statistically speaking, with over 460 million internet users, India is the second largest online market, ranked only behind China. By 2021, it is estimated there will be about 635.8 million internet users in India. Despite the large base of internet users in India, only 26 percent of the Indian population accesses the internet. This could be about to change, if ...

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Argentina is in a State of Emergency

While the list of countries with overdue loans to the IMF is long, noting that almost all of those loans were issued in times of war. Defaulting on loans to the IMF is unheard of. Argentina is the latest in the list of fiscal losers to come to the IMF for help. Harsh rhetoric, but unlike the others on the ...

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Junk Bonds Proliferate with Mergers and Acquisition Growth

There is a feeling in the air on Wall Street that is eerily reminiscent of the subprime boom a decade ago, and if you want to go a little further back, the Michael Milken 80’s era.  The junk bond party is in full swing. Earlier this spring, the Federal Reserve issued guidelines to banks and lending institutions that essentially gave ...

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Labor Participation Up, 213,000 U.S. Jobs Added in June

According to a Labor Department Report release Friday, more Americans are entering the workforce. The number of African Americans, in particular, looking for work has spiked by 62.2 percent in June. Four million African-Americans were either working or looking for work in last month. “Friday’s Labor Department report showed the share of American adults working or looking for a job ...

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