Cole Vaughn

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China is walking its economy right into a trap

Likely without fail, every quarter you read an article about how the country's debt-to-GDP ratio is rising to a dangerous level, now 284%, or has reached an unsustainable level. This, you read, is the beginning of the end. This is what will bring down the Chinese economy.<p>In a note on Thursday, …

China

The Future Is Now: Laser Weapons & Interstellar Travel

One of the quintessential sci-fi inventions that exists in both the <i>Star Trek</i> and <i>Star Wars</i> canons is the laser weapon (okay, <i>Star Trek</i> calls it a …

Science Fiction

Solar installations overtaking all other conventional energy sources in the U.S.

It looks like 2016 may be solar energy’s time in the sun.<p>Not only did the U.S. have more new solar capacity additions — mainly installations of solar …

Solar Power

Capitalism's Existential Crisis

Corporate America is facing an existential crisis. The rise of a socialist Democrat like Bernie Sanders would seem to prove that decades of financial meltdowns, corporate fraud, crony capitalism and an ever-growing wealth gap have seriously tarnished the image of big businesses and the bosses who …

When You Should Be an Intrapreneur Instead of an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have a desire to solve problems, to innovate and to create. They are willing to take on risk and think outside of the box. They lead and they inspire. And by standard definitions, the way that they do all of that is through …

Entrepreneurship
Middle-class

8 ways to earn a living without a college degree

Research also shows that college graduates ages 25 to 32 earn $17,500 more annually than their non-degree-holding counterparts. But, given the crushing cost of student debt and a slowly recovering job market, is a college degree really worth it?<p><b>Related: Do You Really Need a College Degree These</b> …

College & University

Lessons From The Epic Fails Of Well-Funded Startups

Funding doesn’t always guarantee success. These five startups failed after raising close to $100 million and more each from investors.<p>In the startup world, failure is a given. Fail fast is the founder’s mantra. Make a mistake, learn from it, move on, say the experts. When startups are well …

Startups

The world is near a 'major turning point' in the currency wars

In the currency wars, it looks like a recent quiet period is over and war is entering a new major battle. The U.S. dollar went from an all-time low in August 2011 to a 10-year high in mid-2015. This dollar rally was fueled by the Fed's tightening policy that began in May 2013 with Bernanke's "taper …

Federal Reserve

4 personality types that make successful entrepreneurs

If you think entrepreneurs are a different breed, you're half right.<p>Myers-Briggs research reveals that ENTPs, ESTJs, ENTJs, INTJs, and ISTJs are more likely to have higher incomes and either be self-employed or manage more people than other personality types. Of course, these are far from the only …

Entrepreneurship