THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 40

The Optimal Bundle is a student publication run by the Penn State Economics Association’s Print Education Committee.
This volume provides economic news updates. Topics covered include a surprising boom in Bitcoin, a short analysis of the falling trend in U.S. unemployment, industrial challenges in Japan, and a perspective on President Trump’s options for new Federal Reserve Chair.

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THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 39

The Optimal Bundle is a student publication run by the Penn State Economics Association’s Print Education Committee.
This volume provides economic news updates. Topics covered include a feature on the 2017 recipient of the Nobel Prize in economics, newly released GDP growth forecasts for 2018, Tesla’s ambitious vision for rebuilding Puerto Rican power grids, and a look at the bottlenecked supply following tropical storms across the Caribbean.
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THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 38

The Optimal Bundle is a student publication run by the Penn State Economics Association’s Print Education Committee.
This volume provides economic news updates. Topics covered include the competitive disputes between American aerospace giant Boeing and Canada’s Bombardier, the search for a new Fed chair, an analysis of the Republican Party’s newly unveiled tax plan, and the economic implications of Catalonia’s controversial referendum.

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What on Earth are Cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies are a rising phenomenon…maybe? October 2, 2017 By Patrick Reilly Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and others have been gaining popularity. While still not generally understood by the average person, these “currencies” have risen exponentially in value over recent years. This has attracted the attention of such notorious investors as self-described Floyd “Crypto” […]

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THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 37

The Optimal Bundle is a student publication run by the Penn State Economics Association’s Print Education Committee.
This volume provides economic news updates. Topics covered include the Federal Reserve’s announcement to shrink its securities holdings, the termination of Facebook’s controversial stock plan, competition-rooted challenges for Germany’s economy, and an editorial on the current economic crisis in Venezuela.
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THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 36

The Optimal Bundle is a student publication run by the Penn State Economics Association’s Print Education Committee.

This volume provides economic news updates. Topics covered include United States’ attempt at tax reform, Eurozone growth, North Korea’s insistence on nuclear weapon development, an update on the Equifax data breach, and lastly, our premiere advice column post, ‘Ask Victoria.’ 

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Arabian Fights

As a Saudi-led blockade of Qatar continues, the tiny nation needs to evaluate whether its ambitious goals have come at too high of a price.   September 19, 2017 By Nicolas Guerrero   Glass-clad skyscrapers rise above a palm-lined waterfront. The financial district, bustling with foreign expats, lies surrounded by the pristine waters of the […]

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