Category Archives: Editorial

The Emergence of Free to Play, and Decline of Pay to Play

When the first online games emerged, most were based on a pay-to-play model. Some involved an hourly rate that was charged to play; however, the monthly subscription method of monetization became the most common method. As these games grew in popularity and e-commerce websites such as Ebay and Paypal began to grow, players began buying and… Read More »

Why Bill Gates is Wrong About Robot Taxation

In an interview with Quartz editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney, Bill Gates said that as robots are used to do work that used to be performed by humans, that robots should pay a tax: “Right now, if a human worker does, you know, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed. If a robot comes in… Read More »

Why Obamacare is Making Healthcare So Expensive

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care act, often called Obamacare, has resulted in healthcare expenditures growing at a rapidly increasing rate. The average premium on a benchmark silver health insurance plan is increasing by an average of 22% in 2017, according to the Department of Health & Human Services. Some states such as Arizona are seeing… Read More »

The Future of Pokemon Go: Will It Survive Past Winter?

Pokemon Go has been wildly successful in it’s first week. The app is estimated to have generated $1.6 Million in revenue per day, with an estimated 7.5 million downloads, according to the analytics company Sensor Tower. The success of the game even resulted in Nintendo’s stock price increasing by 30% over a 5 day period. From… Read More »