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Veganism: A Moral Imperative

[vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″ width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] It’s not difficult to convince people of the moral case for veganism because it rests on assumptions that everyone already believes. A vegan is someone who does not eat, wear or otherwise consume animal products. Veganism is the rejection of animal exploitation in one’s own life. It is […]

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Just Keep a Bangin’ on that Door

[vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″ width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] I’ve only been here at Strata for two weeks. To say it’s been a little overwhelming is an understatement. When Ian asked me to write a blog post I was a little shocked. I asked him what I should write about, and without even thinking about it he […]

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Dangers of Religious Patriotism?

[vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″ width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] My experience with religious patriotism is not a representation of every American upbringing, however similar experiences are not unheard of in parts of the rural United States. American culture is filled with a variety of things: hot dogs at baseball games, family dinners followed by apple pie, and […]

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Investment Performance and Price-Earning Ratios

[vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″ width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] In “Investment Performance and Price-Earnings Ratios: Basu 1977 Revisited” I reexamined Basu’s 1977 work “Investment performance of common stocks in relation to their price-earnings ratios: a test of the efficient market hypothesis.” Basu examined data on common stock returns during the period September 1956 – August 1971, included […]

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