Comic Books for Complex Issues

The New York Fed recently decided to explain monetary policy in a comic book, set in outer space. It had us wondering: What other complex business topics would be helpful to see in simplified, comic book fashion?

The Widening Effects of the Federal Shutdown

As the federal shutdown continues, now well past 30 days, its effects are spreading ever wider, Maryland Smith's Elinda F. Kiss writes. Here is what it looks like now.

Make – and Keep – Your Financial Resolution

“A New Year’s Resolution is a promise to yourself,” Maryland Smith’s Elinda F. Kiss says. Here's how to make a financial resolution and make it stick.

Survive Holiday Travel, With Tips From the Experts

Maryland Smith faculty share their best travel hacks, from traveling early to the best ways to tolerate traffic, to make your holidays easier.

Profs Reminisce About Their Best Gifts Ever

The best givers take time to understand their customers, who just might want a Miles Davis poster, shares in the local utility company, a piano or a pocket calculator. 

How Dodd-Frank Is Squeezing the Middle Class

The 2010 Dodd-Frank regulatory overhaul was supposed to create a level playing field among home buyers. But a new study from researchers at the Smith School of Business shows the sweep of new rules actually squeezed middle-class home buyers, while giving a boost to wealthy borrowers.

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