Ball State Economics Club Welcomes Abdul Hakim-Shabazz

On Wednesday, October 12th, the Ball State Economics Club hosted radio host, lawyer, and political commentator Abdul Hakim-Shabazz at its weekly meeting. Dr. Bohanon, Econ Club President Jorge Flores, and Econ Club Vice-President Maggie Tillotson conducted a panel interview with questions on Indiana and national economics. Abdul Hakim Shabazz shared his insights on a diverse […]

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Is Another Recession on the Way?

According to the Wall Street Journal’s latest survey of economists, another recession is likely on its way: The U.S. must face one of two scenarios: Either the next president will face a recession in office, or the U.S. will have the longest economic expansion in its history. Odds are that the recession is more likely. […]

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How an Idea Changed the World

According to a NY Times article by Deirdre McCloskey, since 1800 most countries have experienced astonishing rates of income growth, including 1,000-3,000% in countries such as the United States and Botswana. In just the last 40 years, the amount of people living on $1-$2 a day has halved. McCloskey argues that this Great Enrichment was […]

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U.S. Students Attending European Colleges for Free or Reduced Tuition

A CNN Money article discusses the trend of U.S. students going to European colleges to save money: There are at least 44 schools across Europe where Americans can earn their bachelor’s degree for free, according to Jennifer Viemont, the founder of an advising service called Beyond The States. All public colleges in Germany, Iceland, Norway […]

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