Going for Broke: How the Olympics Affect Local Economies
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Going for Broke: How the Olympics Affect Local Economies

Since the establishment of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, the Olympic Games have been a world stage for people of all countries to show off athletic prowess through competition.  In that time, 41 different cities have hosted the games with some like Los Angeles hosting multiple. Leaders in these cities justify the expense … Continue reading

The 2016 Election Proves The Need For Voting Reform
America / Constitution / Politics / Presidency

The 2016 Election Proves The Need For Voting Reform

Americans are unhappy with their choices in the upcoming Presidential election.  Hillary Clinton, whose net favorability rating is -15.4,[i] is the least popular presidential candidate in the last 10 elections cycles save one:[ii] her opponent Donald Trump.[iii]  Seeing this, some media outlets have speculated[iv] that this could be the election cycle in which we see … Continue reading

Adding Government Agencies is Hurting Home Buyers
America / CFPB / Regulation

Adding Government Agencies is Hurting Home Buyers

When Americans make the monumental decision to purchase a new home, they must endure the complicated process of attaining a mortgage. Many factors are involved in this process. One of which is paying for the real estate settlement services that are involved in home buying. Examples of said services include real estate agents and brokers, … Continue reading

Proposed Overtime Rule: Overestimated Benefits Fail to Justify Costs
Labor Force / Regulation

Proposed Overtime Rule: Overestimated Benefits Fail to Justify Costs

This past summer, the Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled a proposed rule that could provide almost five million new workers with overtime protections. Currently, overtime regulations apply only to those earning $455 or lower weekly. If implemented, this new rule would increase the salary threshold up to $970 a week. This threshold is equivalent to … Continue reading