Economics

April 30, 2015 Zack Sionakides no responses

Fixing the NBA Draft Lottery

Issue: Unlike other team sports in the US, NBA teams generally superstar players to have any realistic chance at winning a title.  The difference in effect between a superstar player such as Lebron James and an average player is enormous, and as such these few players in the NBA are […]

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April 22, 2015 Zack Sionakides Economics,mcdonalds,strategy no responses

The cure for McDonald’s Ills

McDonald’s has been in the financial news quite a bit lately, and not for good reasons (WSJ Article).  The company has been struggling quite precipitously the past year and a half, with revenue and earnings drops that look to be a sign of bad things to come.  Key metrics including […]

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February 21, 2015 Zack Sionakides Economics no responses

What will happen in Greece?

Since the Syriza Party took power in the Greek Parliament, I’ve been asked this questions multiple times while out and about. The only basis for people asking me the question is that I have a Greek last name; though I was born and have lived almost my entire life in […]

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February 21, 2015 Zack Sionakides Airlines no responses

Airlines Adding in Extra Seats

This week United Airlines announced that it may change many of its 777 aircraft seating from 9 across seating to 10 across in economy class (Daily Mail Article)continuing a trend of higher density seating configurations. Its economy plus product (a sort of low-end premium economy) will stay at 9 across […]

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