Are you on Clubhouse? Whether you are a member, an invite-seeker, or one of the many uninitiated, it is impossible to deny the surging popularity of the real-time voice meeting room application, Clubhouse.

Downloading the application does not come with discounted dinners or an excusal from green fees. But in the age of social media, Clubhouse membership is even more enviable: the platform allows its millions of members to listen to celebrities in real-time and to join with other members to speak on thousands of topics ranging from cooking to investing. …

On the surface, the 2019 thriller film Luce lacks a clear ending. The viewer is left wondering who did the bad actions throughout the film: Who left fireworks in Luce’s locker? Who lit fireworks in Harriet’s classroom? Who wrote expletives on Harriet’s window? And finally, which character lied to whom and why?

In order to discover why the film leaves these questions unanswered, we must unravel some of the film’s important layers. On the surface and sub-textually, Luce predominantly deals with how stereotyping leads to unsubstantiated, speculative assumptions.

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Everyone Makes Implicit Assumptions

Within the film’s main plot, all of the…

On August 23rd, 2019, United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump tweeted, “Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bring your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.”[1] President Trump’s basis for this unofficial order was that the U.S., “has lost, stupidly, Trillions of Dollars with China over many years” and China has “stolen” “Intellectual Property at a rate of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars a year.”[2]

In a follow up tweet, President Trump proclaimed that his authority for this unofficial order derives from the International Emergency Economic Powers…

Is CBDC threatening or empowering the U.S.’s anti-money laundering laws?

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Introduction

Money laundering is the active concealment of the source of money. Persons typically engage in money laundering for two reasons: to evade taxation and to fund or hide illegal activities such as terrorism, arms-dealing, drug-dealing, and human trafficking.[1] The emergence of cryptocurrencies has facilitated the ability of individuals to launder money. Cryptocurrencies can be exchanged without any interaction with or through a traditional currency or bank.

Nevertheless, most digital wallets, money transmitters, and cryptocurrencies exchanges interacting with fiat currencies currently comply with AML standards.[2] For example, the Financial Conduct Authority in the U.K. regulates AML regulations for the crypto industry.[3]…

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Call of Duty (CoD) Warzone is a battle royal video game released on March 10th, 2020. The game has been a massive hit with over 60 million downloads in its first two months. Warzone is an entertaining, well-developed game, but it is also much more. Activison, the publisher of Warzone, has employed several innovative marketing strategies to galvanize the game’s rapid success in the crowded battle royale videogame market consisting of established games such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

In examining six features of Activison’s marketing success with Warzone, marketers and software developers can learn essential and innovative…

America has two favorite scientists at the moment: Cameron from Netflix’s “Love is Blind” and Dr. Anthony “Tony” Fauci whose emergence has been the one silver lining to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Though no stranger to combating viruses as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases since 1984, Dr. Anthony “Tony” Fauci has recently excelled in the limelight as a member and frequent spokesman of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Without Dr. …

Senator Richard Burr, R-N.C., the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, dumped around $1.7 million in stock on February 13th. A few Senators conducted similar selloffs. These senators profited by avoiding a mass market downturn in March resulting from the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.

Given Burr’s position as head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Burr was receiving daily briefings on the COVID-19 coronavirus all while telling the public the virus posed little threat to markets and the country. Despite Burr’s double-face, Burr’s sell-off itself is likely neither unethical nor illegal.

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What is Insider Trading?

Senator Burr is innocent…

The blunt of the blame for the COVID-19 coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 does not belong to China, the World Health Organization (the WHO), Europe, or President Trump. If you must blame someone or something, hoard your reprehension on the very organization responsible for preparing against the coronavirus’s spread: The Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases and Public Health Emergencies (APSED). By focusing on the preparedness of healthcare systems and the “prevention of healthcare” infection spread rather than on cultural and societal prevention, the APSED has failed the world and imperiled humanity as we know it.

Citizens everywhere remain misinformed about the dangers of some cultural eating practices. Image courtesy: needpix.com

What is the APSED?

The…

Harrison Dent

Georgetown Law J.D. | Davidson College Philosophy and English | Passionate about international relations, finance, business, music, and film.

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