The Complete List of Toys in the Toy Hall of Fame, Including the Latest Inductees

This post is only about seven weeks late, but I guess with it being Christmas time, I've been thinking about toys. On November 4, the Strong National Museum of Play announced the most recent inductees into the toy hall of fame: American Girl Dolls, the board game Risk, and Sand. From the Museum's web site: … Continue reading The Complete List of Toys in the Toy Hall of Fame, Including the Latest Inductees

A Junk Bond by Any Other Name Would Smell As Risky

Today in class we briefly talked about junk bonds. Bonds are fixed-income debt instruments that corporations and governments issue to investors to raise capital. When investors buy bonds, they're effectively loaning money to the issuer who promises to repay the money on a specific date called the maturity date. At maturity, the investor is repaid … Continue reading A Junk Bond by Any Other Name Would Smell As Risky

Once Botched, Twice Shy?

The title of this post is a twist on one of my favorite songs, "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", by Ian Hunter, former lead singer for the British band Mott the Hoople. If you're not familiar with the phrase, here is the definition from the Cambridge Dictionary: said when you are frightened to do something again because … Continue reading Once Botched, Twice Shy?