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Should the game stop with Gamestop? - RobinHood, Reddit, Retail Investors, and the Role of Regulation In the course of a week, the share price of GameStop increased by almost 1000%, from $39 per share to around $350 at its peak. The gaming retailer did not suddenly and dramatically change its business model, nor did prospects for the chain of brick-and-mortar stores markedly improve.  The run appears to be driven almost entirely by a community of investors who found each other through the Reddit page, /r/WallStreetBets (“WSB”). The WSB community seized on… ...
Broadband: The Lifeline of Innovation - Lifeline is what the name says, it is an assistance program that creates a line to the outside world necessary to live. Today, that takes the form of broadband, when it began in the 1980’s it was the landline phone. What is Lifeline?  Since its inception, Lifeline has been trying to help the part of our society that is left behind when innovative technologies emerge. One of the public policy concerns that comes with emerging technologies is the group of citizens that are left behind… ...
Law School Memes for Edgy T14s - "Who is intellectual property? I don't know her." The exact date of the internet’s advent continues to be debated by scholars, but the origin of one of the internet’s most popular content mediums can be traced directly back to 1976, and the publication of Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene. It was in this book that Dawkins first proposed the concept of a “meme,” which he defined as “a unit of cultural transmission.” Dawkins offered nursery rhymes, catchphrases, and fashion trends as examples of such transmissions.… ...
Zero Sum War Games - How separating soldiers from the theatre of war creates new human costs U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Robert Shepherd On January 3rd, 2020 the United States killed Qasem Suleimani with an MQ-9 Reaper. This drone is manufactured by General Atomics and operated by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Royal Air Force (England), and the Italian Air Force. The Reaper serves as a powerful mobile aerial weapons platform, often carrying out strikes with the effective and expensive… ...