A “small” industrial city in China became known on the internet due to its extremely affordable housing prices. While the development paths of former resource cities remain uncertain, Jessica Yu argues that the experiences of the city of Hegang will likely serve as a defining example of how China’s industrial cities can revive through “alternative” development paths.Continue Reading

Despite complaints against its payment methods and streaming rate methodology, Spotify has remained headstrong in the treatment of creators on its platform. While the effects of the pro-rata system are looked down upon by many artists in the industry, Spotify maintains that the system encourages an inclusive market that rewards success and allows for those that work the hardest to gain notoriety and artistic standing.Continue Reading

Supported by reselling platforms such as StockX and GOAT, anyone with access to the Internet could resell sneakers and earn a significant profit. However, within the last year, profit margins for sneaker resellers have decreased across the board, a trend that has negatively affected the sneaker community and ultimately pushed away prospective sneakerheads from entering the resell game.Continue Reading

Downward trends in enrollment have had a ripple effect at institutions across the country. As decreases in enrollment continue, schools are feeling pressure to keep tuition affordable. Although inflation has pushed up the prices of most goods and services, the necessity for more students has incentivized institutions to keep tuition prices relatively low. Continue Reading

The cost of education has increased by over 100% in the last 20 years—a much higher rate compared to most other industries. This increase in the cost of education is paralleled by the increasingly widespread mentality that you need a college education in order to earn a good living. While this may generally be true across many industries, a college education does not reap the same value for every individual.Continue Reading

A plethora of problems stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic have surfaced in America, leading the country towards an economic decline. These problems—including stagnating wages and a downward spiral in the production of goods—span across the board, affecting several sectors of the American economy. Together, they converge into the perfect storm, plaguing America with economic issues reminiscent of those of the 1970s. Continue Reading

Flight delays and cancellations are plaguing the air travel industry at an alarming rate—and no one is doing anything about it. So today, let’s pull back the curtain on the airlines in disarray and discover why we are in our current predicament and what we must do to fly above the fray.Continue Reading