Articles on Investing, Business & Finance

Researchers Find How and Where Imagination Happens in Brain

By Samuel Phineas Upham Humans have the unique ability to come up with new ideas, create art, and manipulate images. In other words, they have an imagination. Yet up until recently, scientists and philosophers have only been able to use their imagination to guess where the human imagination comes from. But a new study conducted by researchers from Dartmouth just might have found the answer. E Science News reports...

All We Need Is a Paradigm

By Samuel Phineas Upham “All We Need Is a Paradigm,” includes fourteen philosophical essays on topics such as economics, physics, mathematics, and music. I edited the book and was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Review of Philosophy; the book was published by the journal in 2009. In this volume of philosophical essays, our authors productively tackle important questions about the world in ways one would not...

The Space of Love and Garbage

By Samuel Phineas Upham Hubert Dreyfus is one of the brilliant contemporary philosophers selected to be featured in “The Space of Love and Garbage,” a book which collects for the first time in one place twenty of the most outstanding works from the Harvard Review of Philosophy. Hubert Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy in the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests...

Dating Violence in Adolescence Leads to Lower Earnings

By Samuel Phineas Upham Abusive relationships have numerous negative side effects for the victim, from emotional trauma to physical injuries. When it comes to young women in abusive relationships, a new study has found that it can also hurt the woman’s future income and education, Sociology Times reports. According to a Michigan State University study designed to look into the economic effects of dating violence,...

Measuring Competence – By Samuel Phineas Upham

By Samuel Phineas Upham Is it possible to accurately measure and compare competence within a firm? In the paper “Measuring Competence” Rebecca Henderson and Iain Cockburn set out to do just that by using the pharmaceutical R&D area for their primary research. This sector was selected by the authors because it has great proxies to measure and because the industry is meticulous about its record-keeping habits....