Congratulations To Bolivarian Socialism: Venezuela’s Minimum Wage Rises To $13.50 A Month

It is time to congratulate President Maduro and his team in Venezuela once again. That startling success of Bolivarian socialism has meant that they are able to bring aid and succour to the poor of that country. Something to be welcomed of course and they have done this by being […]

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How to Start a Hedge Fund: Interview with Ted Seides

  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run a hedge fund? Hedge funds are both glamorized and villainized by both popular culture in TV series like “Billions” and on the political and legal arena by recent high profile lawsuits by activist investors like Bill Ackman and Carl […]

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Podcasting: The Economics – Passions And Profits

Over the past two years, podcasting has grown dramatically. It all began after After the success of the podcast Serial. Serial was the fastest-growing podcast in iTunes history, as it reached five million views after its first six weeks in 2014. After the success of Serial, creators have rushed to get into the podcast-making game. But the question remains – can podcasts make money?

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How VSP Innovates Employee Involvement

VSP Global’s innovation lab (“The Shop”) was created in December, 2012 to innovate tech and processes with external entrepreneurs and partners. When it announced it would solicit ideas and involvement from employees within the company’s 5 business units, it got a surprising response. “Nobody came forward,”said Jim McGrann, CEO of VSP […]

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“Not Guilty” In Wynn Casino Land Trial Gives Us Hope In Jury System

When the trial of three men, Dustin DeNunzio,Anthony Gattineri and Charles Lightbody started in mid-April, the best that they could hope for was that they would befound “notguilty” by a jury. That happened on Friday when a jury acquitted all three from charges that they conspired to hide Lightbody’s, a […]

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