Forged

By Michael Luker In April 2016, the industry centered around the production and sale of fake sneakers was valued at four-hundred-sixty-one-billion dollars by CNN Money. A 2016 Complex documentary entitled, “Fake! Inside the Terrifying, Trillion-Dollar Bootleg Industry”, revealed that the top four most prevalently forged products are replicas of Louis Vuitton, Rolex, RayBan, and Nike,…

The Divided States of America

The United States 2016 Presidential election will go down in history as one of the most controversial, crazy, and tumultuous elections of all time. Both party’s nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, had very low public approval ratings, and most Americans were wondering how those two were able to even win their primaries. In the…

Q&A: Olympian Akela Jones

by Evan Oscherwitz With about three months since the conclusion of the Rio Summer Olympics and another six remaining until the start of the Diamond League, international athletics sits in a bit of a dead period. However, the Olympics featured a breadth of intriguing young prospects with a chance to really make their mark in…

Anarchy

by Evan Oscherwitz Though only theorized by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon in the 1800s, and not quite conventional in modern society, Anarchism has existed in practice for a substantial period, spread out across time and space, from Indigenous societies the world over, to more recent examples like Syndicalist Catalonia, Makhnovia, Shinmin, and Chiapas. Anarchism has withstood the…

YouTube Money?

by Adam Dreyfuss Even though they may seem useless, those advertisements before a YouTube video and that little banner that pops up during the video are there to serve two purposes: to help generate profit for YouTube as well as the creator of said video. Many people’s full time jobs are to make YouTube videos,…

Olympic Surprises

by Evan Oscherwitz The Olympics are a truly magical event, from the amazing Parade of Nations, where the entire planet comes together for the wonder of sport, all the way to the closing ceremony, where we reflect on the many wonders that took place over the prior two weeks. After four long years of waiting,…

Best Stories of Rio 2016

by Harrison Larner Going in, the overwhelming feeling surrounding these Rio Olympics was that it would be a colossal failure. Pundits were taking shots at Rio’s capability to host the Olympics. Personally, I really just hoped the actual athletics would outshine the potential problems Rio had. Simply put, everyone was wrong. Outside of discoloration of…

What’s Next for the Olympics?

by Dylan Goldman The 31st edition of the modern Olympic Games just finished up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and many were concerned about these Games for a plethora of reasons. Brazil is in the midst of a political crisis, the Zika virus forced many athletes to sit out, and the country has one of…

Top 10 Storylines of the 2016 Rio Olympics

by Drew Galloway There is nothing like the Olympics. Over 10,000 athletes coming together every four years in one place and competing not only for themselves, but for their country. This year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be no different. The lead up to the Olympics has had it all: crime, a deadly virus,…

Olympic Men’s Soccer Preview

By Adam Dreyfuss While most major soccer tournaments showcase some of the best players in the world, the Olympics are very different. The majority of the players brought to the Olympics are either promising young players looking to get their foot in the door, or already established players who aren’t good enough to be selected…

Shooting Down the Myth

By Evan Oscherwitz If you ever have the misfortune of bumping into an Austrian School adherent, one of the first tools with which they will attempt to brainwash you is the notion that having a commodity-backed currency is a completely foolproof way to avoid inflation and prevent a currency from becoming flat. However, even an…