Matthew Turk
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Stanford economists weigh in on Robinhood controversy

Two weeks ago, individual traders sent video game retailer GameStop’s stock ballooning to a closing price of $347 — a 2,000% increase from that of the previous month — to the chagrin of institutionalized investors who have been betting on the stock price falling in a tactic known as "shorting" the stock.

Merely a writer

Now as a frosh at a Division I school, all I can do is sit in the stands (or this year on the couch) and stare in awe at my classmates who have achieved superior athletic prowess. But for the decade or so between second grade and my graduation from high school, sports played an integral part in my life.

Locked in

When we are toddlers, everything in the world, it seems, is full of novelty. There had to be a first time when I saw a butterfly break free from its cocoon and take flight, or a first time when I saw something as mundane as an apple.

Tomorrow’s mind: The case for boredom

Someone’s boredom does not make them boring, nor does it suggest a lack of tasks at hand. Rather, it suggests a lack of stimulation and perhaps inclination that can feel relentlessly dissatisfying. There is an irritable restlessness that most find different ways to avoid. But in this oft-avoided discomfort, there exists a potential to get to know yourself a lot better, to learn what you really want.

The words we missed

Our relationship with permanence is shifting much more rapidly. Dusty VHS tapes, DVDs, vinyl records and other forms of outdated media are being replaced by ones and zeros in the cloud services offered by tech giants.
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