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Transforming the Shipping Industry: An Infrastructure Overhaul to Support Alternative Fuel Is Long Overdue

By Sophia Sahagun Introduction Increasing investor and consumer climate-consciousness, with impending UN deadlines for carbon emissions reduction converge to send a clear message: it is time for a dramatic overhaul of the international shipping industry to make it more efficient and more environmentally sustainable. Historically, progress has stalled due to concerns about expense and confusion… Keep Reading

Posted on in Government/Volume IV

A Short Examination of Antitrust in the Video Game Industry

By Philip Chang Introduction             In recent years, antitrust prosecutors have shifted their focus to the technology industry. Antitrust litigation and attempts to regulate monopolistic corporate practices have existed since the late 1800s. The Sherman Act, the first antitrust law passed in 1890, was considered a “comprehensive charter of economic liberty aimed at preserving free… Keep Reading

Posted on in Public Policy/Real Estate/Volume IV

Upzoning and How CA SB 9 May Fall Short of Changing the California Build Environment in 2022

By Shantal Malmed INTRODUCTION It is no secret that California is one of the most expensive states to live in. The state boasts excellent weather, an expanding tech scene[1], and a melting pot of diverse cultures and ethnicities.[2] According to the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), from 2010 to 2020, “the state added 3.2… Keep Reading

Posted on in Business Organizations/Employment/Public Policy/Volume IV

Why ESG Matters for Big Law Firms

by Philip Chang Modern investors use myriad non-financial metrics to assess the economic sustainability of potential companies to invest in. One of the most relevant viability standards is Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”).[1] The “environment” factor in ESG refers to a company’s efforts to conserve the natural world. From a corporation’s perspective, this concerns a… Keep Reading

Posted on in Bankruptcy/Finance/Investment/Real Estate/Volume IV

SARE Debtors and the Post-COVID-19 Effect on the Efficient Market: How SARE Debtors Must Now Prepare for Bankruptcy Filings

by Shantal Malmed The COVID-19 pandemic initially caused a reduced cash flow making it difficult for landlords to make timely mortgage payments. As much of the workforce is now remote, tenant income has decreased, and the commercial and residential real estate markets have suffered. Landlords whose incomes stem from revenues produced by single residential properties,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Investment/Real Estate/Technology/Volume IV

Tokenization of Real Estate: Revolutionizing Real Estate through Digitalization and Reduced Market Barriers

by Christina Mkrtchyan In an era of growing digitalization of markets, real estate is no exception. Since 2016, digitalizing real estate investments into tradeable tokens has revolutionized the industry by broadening market participation, automating middleman processes, increasing liquidity, and improving transparency. This article explores what tokenization is, how it works, its advantages and challenges, and… Keep Reading

The Effects of the GameStop Market Disruption

by Marquis Cardwell The GameStop market disruption has exposed the strength of self-directed investors and the power of online forums, which will force investment institutions to adapt their strategies to the rapidly growing market forces. This market disruption was spurred by r/wallstreetbets, a Reddit forum that actively targets stocks that have a possibility of exploiting… Keep Reading

Wind Energy ETFs and REITs for the Win(D)

By Lindsey Sporrer Introduction The United States is on track to realize the current administration’s goal of having 100% green electricity power the nation’s grid by 2035 and the more-ambitious goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.[1]  Of the ways to achieve this green electricity goal including solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact small… Keep Reading

Posted on in Finance/Government/Investment/Public Policy/Volume III

Community Credit Unions, California State Credit Unions, and Community Banks: American Bankers (2019) Reignites the Tax Exemption Debate and Highlights an Opportunity

By Johnathan Bender            I. Introduction: Already serving over 122.3 million members throughout the United States and with over $1.5 trillion in assets, credit unions (CU) have successfully competed with both small and large commercial banks for consumers over many decades.[1] As the CU membership field requirements are being relaxed and the services offered are being… Keep Reading

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