0 Days To Go: Merry Christmas!

We at Tradings 8s wish a very happy holidays to all of you! We hope you enjoyed our countdown, and we apologize for the gaps thereof. For our final countdown post, our resident engineer is back with a post that is both entertaining and educational.   😉  — AWO

by Alex Nakahara

Whenever Christmas rolls around, there are inevitably a horde of physics students and teachers eagerly deconstructing Santa Claus. To carry presents for all the children in world and deliver them in one night would result in a massive fiery comet of Christmas cheer flaming across the night sky. Obviously not a good result. However, with the help of a little modern technology, I will endeavor to show you that all hope is not lost.   Continue reading “0 Days To Go: Merry Christmas!”

37 Days To Go: What’s in a Name?

We’re a little behind on the Trading 8s Christmas Countdown, but maybe we shouldn’t be calling it that at all. Heck, I’m not even sure if a majority of our contributors are Christian!

Nothing rankles Christian Americans like the suggestion that “Merry Christmas!” is an offensive phrase. But the implications are even bigger than that. According to my favorite business school, the word has inserted itself into the wild world of capitalism too:   Continue reading “37 Days To Go: What’s in a Name?”