For those of you who don't know, I've been watching HBO's Game of Thrones lately. I watched up to Season 4 Episode 2 when it released and have now re-watched (as of writing) into season 5. Personally, I don't mind spoilers. But I know many of you do. So I will let you know which links have… Continue reading The Nash Watch and an Introduction to Game Theory
Note to reader: If you're wondering why this article has a more annoying tone or isn't as well written, that's because I am not David Hardage and instead am a lowly guest writer. Please feel free to provide constructive criticism! The term collaborative consumption - another word for the “shared economy” - makes me think… Continue reading The Sharing Economy
We're back to our regularly scheduled programming regarding millennials. Except I'm deviating from economics this time into something far more important: voting. 50% turnout is good, but nowhere near where we need it.
Introduction First off, one of the latest news story was centering around Donald Trump's executive order to bar citizens of certain Muslim countries from legally entering the country, even if they have already been given approval. Let me be clear: this is not a "strong border" issue. This is not a safety thing. Thanks in no… Continue reading Beginner’s Economics of Immigration
The President is floating an idea of a 20% tariff. This is one of the few topics that a vast majority of economists can agree on: this is a bad idea. It's an attempt to get Mexico to pay for the wall but will more likely lead to a trade war. Governments and businesses are more likely to benefit from a trade war than consumers. Protectionism in today's increasingly global economy is not a good idea.
This post ties income and education together. We'll learn that education for my generation is becoming more expensive in terms of cost and time. The cause is hard to find, but this issue will impact us for decades to go.
In the last post, I briefly touched on education. Education played a role in the last election and here I will discuss how Millennials are attaining a college degree at a higher rate than previous generations.
I don't know about you but I've seen my fair share of articles talking about how millennials are broke young adults. Ultimately, the thing that drives capitalist economies is the question, "What's in it for me?" Time is money and we often sacrifice one for the other. Here, I do a very shallow initial dive into a very complex issue.
Hello all, my name is David Hardage. I'm starting this blog as a medium to discuss economics and put policies, news, and contemporary economics in terms that anybody can understand. My primary audience will be the generation of which I am a part: millennials. Blamed and chastised, praised and hopeful, the millennial generation is growing… Continue reading Introductions