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The Economics of the Dollar Slice: The Pizza Principle

The Economics of the Dollar Slice: The Pizza Principle

By Kate Holland, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Dining, Dining, Features

Pizza has taken New York by storm and become one of the facets of daily life in NYC. But alongside this culinary tradition emerged an urban legend known among economists as the “Pizza Principle.”

NYU Libertarians Talk Freedom in Tech

NYU Libertarians Talk Freedom in Tech

By Steve Malko, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2016


Filed under News, University News

Part of the SFL Focus Series, the Tech Freedom Conference on April 2 discussed technological, philosophical and economic ideas in the world.

Negative Interest Rates Not Solution for Fed

Negative Interest Rates Not Solution for Fed

By Hon-Lum Cheung-Cheng, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Instead of imposing sub-zero interest rates to improve the economy, the Fed should stick to stimulative measures like the purchase of bonds through quantitative easing.

Changing majors: Conan Sang

Changing majors: Conan Sang

By Lingyi Hou, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015


Filed under Features

Changing majors is a series in which people discuss the conflicts they faced when switching majors.

College Democrats, Republicans talk immigration, education

By Lexi Faunce, Deputy News Editor

October 9, 2015


Filed under News, University News

The NYU College Democrats and Republicans hold their fall debate on the topics of Economics of Immigration and School Vouchers.

Stereotypes about math detrimental to women’s success

Stereotypes about math detrimental to women’s success

By Zahra Haque, Staff Columnist

October 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It is often assumed that women are bad at math. Women are told time and time again that they are genetically disadvantaged in quantitative fields. This view is dangerously wrong. No legitimate evidence backs the claim of male biological superiority in math. It is instead decades of gender inequity and stereotyping that have impacted math performance of women. Evidence demonstrates that social, not biological factors, are at ...

Neglecting core subjects fails students

Neglecting core subjects fails students

By Christina Coleburn, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2014


Filed under Opinion

By negating core subjects, colleges deny students the crucial opportunity to receive a formal education in these essential areas.

Vittorio’s Razor: European nations should embrace EU membership and the Euro

Vittorio’s Razor: European nations should embrace EU membership and the Euro

April 17, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The 2008 financial crisis revealed cracks in the economies of many European nations. The countries may not have known of the problems or did not feel urgency to address them prior to the collapse, but circumstances eventually rendered the problems unavoidable. As weaker European economies suffered in 20...

Experts elucidate Bitcoin currency

Experts elucidate Bitcoin currency

April 8, 2014


Filed under News

The new-age digital currency Bitcoin has been making waves in recent weeks, grabbing headlines since Newsweek’s legally contested outing of Bitcoin’s alleged founder Satoshi Nakamoto and the roughly $400 million implosion of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange. The NYU School of Law hosted a s...

Student poet wins publishing deal

Student poet wins publishing deal

April 3, 2014


Filed under Features

When CAS sophomore Moumita Basuroychowdhury bravely submitted her personal diary to the Oblongata Chapbook Contest, she did not expect anything to come of it. However, Basuroychowdhury’s won first prize — a publishing deal. Basuroychowdhury’s first book, “Live Nude,” was released on Ama...

NYU, Princeton professors pen income analysis paper

NYU, Princeton professors pen income analysis paper

March 25, 2014


Filed under News

Professors from NYU and Princeton University published a paper through the Brookings Institute on March 20 that describes “the wealthy hand-to-mouth,” a substantial group of people who live above the poverty line but pay living expenses on a paycheck-to-paycheck basis on. The people in this group...

WSN sits down with OECD deputy head

WSN sits down with OECD deputy head

March 5, 2014


Filed under News

WSN sat down with Kathleen DeBoer, the deputy head of the Washington Center of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an organization that gathers economic data for the public and works with world governments. DeBoer was at NYU on March 4 to lead a workshop on how students can ...

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