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November 6, 2018

For well over a century, the Western world, led in large part by the United States’ unyielding economic development in the post-war 20th century, has ascribed to the ideals of a free market economy, which fosters entrepreneurial behavior and calculated risk-taking. Bot...

October 22, 2018

The social contract theory rests on the fundamental premise that individuals submit their moral and political rights to the government in exchange for the protection of their welfare, security and interests. One of the ways in which the government fulfills this obligat...

April 30, 2018

On March 8, President Donald J. Trump announced tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum. He justified his decision on national security grounds. Specifically, Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C.§1862) empowers the president to impose quantitat...

April 16, 2018

Just five years ago, “blockchain” and “bitcoin” were words only heard amongst technology enthusiasts. There has since been an eruption of information and attention, fueled by the meteoric rise of cryptocurrency trading and initial coin offerings. Discussions on blockch...

April 2, 2018

Introduction

Initial coin offerings (ICOs), also known as initial public coin offerings (IPCOs), have become a controversial topic in the recent developments of cryptocurrency and blockchains. ICOs are an unregulated method of public offering and crowdfunding that allow...

March 19, 2018

Credit, market, and liquidity risks are forms of financial risks that market participants can typically manage through their trading activities. However, questions related to the need for law based risk management mechanisms arise when the financial positions in a give...

This article discusses what Ponzi Schemes are, their current scope, the regulatory landscape surrounding them, and how to avoid them.

Definition and Background

A Ponzi scheme is an investment fraud in which the schemer promises investors high returns on their investments...

February 19, 2018

Bitcoin’s price has skyrocketed on private exchanges, increasing the interest of Wall Street in the most popular virtual currency on the market. In December 2017, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) took a major step in opening the doors to more institutional mon...

February 5, 2018

Severe economic crises have caused growing discontent in recent years. This discontent has impacted corporate governance debates and reforms. Specifically, politics has emerged as one of the strongest determinants in corporate governance. This article considers the rel...

January 22, 2018

Background

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a multilateral agreement entered into by United States, Canada and Mexico to regulate trade and investment within the three countries. Some of the terms in NAFTA are on removal of trade barriers, rules of ori...

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