March 20, 2019

Credit default swaps (CDSs), despite being relatively simple-to-understand financial instruments by definition, have become a contentious and misunderstood topic, especially after the 2008 financial crisis. This article aims to examine the nature and intended usage of...

March 22, 2017

In the past few months, the hashtag #WeAreTwitter gained traction as Twitter users began voicing their thoughts about the company’s corporate structure. More than 3,300 people signed a petition supporting the notion of “freeing” Twitter from Wall Street. The idea is th...

March 8, 2017

Background

On October 13, 2016, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released final and temporary regulations under Section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code. Section 385 of the Code authorizes the Treasury Department to issue regulations to determine...

In early February, the newly established “Climate Leadership Council”— a consortium of Republican Party stalwarts including officials from the Reagan and both Bush administrations—unveiled their plan for a gradually increasing, revenue-neutral tax that puts a price on...

February 15, 2017

In 2015, close to 200 nations negotiated the Paris Agreement on climate change.  Less than a year later, it was ratified by 113 nations.  The agreement went into effect on November 4, 2016, a development so fast that it even caused surprise among the member nations the...

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