As Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Takes Shape, Many Already Have Concerns How It Will Be Funded
Economics / Finance

As Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Takes Shape, Many Already Have Concerns How It Will Be Funded

Part of President Trump’s promise to voters was to deliver his $1 trillion infrastructure plan to congress within his first 100 days in office. While it now seems unlikely to be completed in that time horizon, or possibly even in 2017, work has begun to shape what Trump’s infrastructure plan will resemble and it already … Continue reading

The Fiduciary Rule is Necessary to Protect Consumers from Advisor Conflicts of Interest
Business Ethics / Economics / Finance

The Fiduciary Rule is Necessary to Protect Consumers from Advisor Conflicts of Interest

On February 3rd of this year, President Trump ordered the Department of Labor to delay and review the Fiduciary Rule. The regulation, enacted by President Obama last year, was set to go into effect on April 10, 2017, but now faces delay for six months. This delay is being widely interpreted as an attempt by … Continue reading

From “Developing” to “Developed”: A Maturing China
Economics

From “Developing” to “Developed”: A Maturing China

With much wisdom and foresight, Chairman Deng Xiaoping introduced sweeping reforms that turned China from a centrally-planned economy to a market economy in 1978. By allowing farmers to keep their own crops for sale, the Chinese leadership provided incentives to farmers for increasing yield and freed up rural labor to move to the cities. In … Continue reading

From Temper Tantrum to Tempered Tariffs, the Problem with Tariffs in a Globalized Economy
Economics / International Business

From Temper Tantrum to Tempered Tariffs, the Problem with Tariffs in a Globalized Economy

Last week, the World Economic Forum met once again in Davos, Switzerland to discuss, among many topics, the continuation of globalization in the world economy.[1]  Of course, the topic is in stark opposition to a variety of events that occurred last year: the rise of populism in Western European countries, the referendum concerning the United … Continue reading