All posts by John Randolph

Junior Finance & Supply Chain Management major Public Service minor

The Great Minimum Wage Debate

Will increasing the federal minimum wage result in lower profits for businesses, lost jobs for employees, and an overall negative impact on the American economy? Will keeping the minimum wage at its current level continue to shrink the middle class, increase the income gap between the super-rich and the rest of us, and leave us ...

Wells Fargo: A Major U.S. Bank Loses Credibility

Wells Fargo & Company, commonly known as Wells Fargo, is an American international banking and financial services holding company headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Today, Wells Fargo is the world’s second largest bank by market capitalization and the third largest bank in the US by assets. Wells Fargo is one of the “Big Four Banks” ...

The Student Loan Debt Crisis in 2016

I’m sure the vast majority of the readers of this article can relate very well to the title and subject of this piece. There’s no doubt student debt in this country is a very commonplace hardship for many young adults in this country. While the range of debt for students varies widely, many postgraduates find ...

Taxpayer Money: Contrary to Popular Belief

  Have you ever heard people say: “Death and taxes are the two certainties of life”? People love to complain about paying taxes. The idea of the government taking one’s hard earned money from their hands can sometimes evoke a visceral response. But where does this tax money go? What’s the point of handing all ...

The NCAA: America’s Cartel

I love playing sports video games. I remember as a kid playing Madden, NBA Live, NBA 2K, MLB 2K, Tony Hawk’s Underground, Dave Mirra’s BMX, and others on my GameCube and the family computer (fortunately I had great parents who made sure I didn’t stay inside too long, and managed to kick me out of ...

Starbucks Targets Higher Education

Walmart, Exxon Mobile, Facebook, Apple, Chevron, Amazon, and Verizon. Obviously, these are familiar-sounding names of some of the largest and wealthiest corporations in the world. In fiscal year 2015, in the United States alone, Walmart hauled in $482.2 billion in revenue. That’s nearly a half of a trillion dollars in revenue in just one year. ...