Historically, the entertainment industry has labeled pirates as freeloaders exclusively interested in getting everything for free. In reality, it’s wiser to view them as frustrated potential consumers who’d be happy to pay for content if it was more widely available. The research confirms something many internet pundits have long instinctively
Have you ever wondered why the official inflation numbers never seem to jive with your own personal experience? For the most part, the media has dutifully reported the nonsensical CPI data as if it were scripture from the BLS. Originally, the CPI was determined by comparing the price of a
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a series of tweets that the tech giant would no longer accept political or advocacy advertising of any kind on its platform. The policy will be published by Twitter on November 15. The policy will go into effect on November 22. Many took to
CEOs who cheat on a spouse is twice as likely to cheat at work, so a study shows. Cheating on your spouse goes hand in hand with cheating in the workplace. That’s the conclusion of a provocative new academic study that found a strong correlation between adultery and workplace misconduct
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is predicting global economic growth will slow to its weakest level since the 2008 financial crisis in its third revision of its 2019 forecast.
The U.S. GDP growth rate forecast was cut from 2.6% to 2.4%. The Eurozone area is expected to see 1.2% growth, down
Ahh, the promise of dating apps. Ready for love? Ask most singles, and they'll tell you about the horrors of dating apps. Scams, unanswered texts, false hopes, and emotional abuse. Still, the swiping continues. A new survey from Match confirms that 1 in 6 singles (15%) say they feel addicted
Over 1,800 people have been killed in the Ebola outbreak since the first cases were confirmed in Africa a year ago. The number of the dead seems to be growing at a rate of 200-400 per month and is starting to go exponential. Surpassed only by the epidemic that claimed
The Federal Reserve (Fed) cuts Fed funds by 25bps to 1.75%-2.00% rates as expected, but signals that it does not expect any more rate cuts in 2019. The Fed has never been more divided and voted 7 to 3 for the cut. Esther L. George and Eric S. Rosengren voted
Stacey Abrams lost her 2018 bid for the Georgia governorship in a contentious race against then Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Despite acknowledging Kemp as the legal victor, Abrams has refused to concede the election.
Abrams said, "Concession in the political space is an acknowledgment that the process was fair
A new study published by the IMF (International Monetary Fund) has found that $15 trillion of the world's FDI (Foreign Direct Investments) are "phantom capital" - a term used to describe capital that is designed to avoid taxes of multinational firms.
FDI is an essential driver for genuine business activity, stimulating