How Capitalism Distributes Risk

One of the defining features of capitalism is risk. Risk is starting a new business or investing in somebody else’s. It’s taking out a loan for school or work, betting that you can pay it back. It’s deciding to spend money on a home or a business space, even though the real estate market or […]

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A Harassment-Free Workplace is a Happy Place

There are a multitude of good reasons to joke around with your coworkers. The copy machine is broken again. The vending machine is out of the good cookies. And hey, Fred from accounting is probably gay. Isn’t that hilarious? If you’re thinking, “One of those things is not like the others,” you are correct. Two […]

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How to Plan a Safe Night of Fun With Legal Marijuana

At long last, recreational marijuana is legal in some U.S. states. As more and more states recognize the changing times and the relative safety of marijuana as a recreational drug, you can expect more and more states to join Colorado, Washington, and the rest. Massachusetts is on its way thanks to a voter referendum, and […]

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Why Common Fears About Marijuana Are Unfounded

Marijuana is one of the safest and most popular recreational drugs on earth, which is why it is gaining ground quickly in a fight for nationwide legalization. Many states have already made marijuana legal for both recreational and medical use, and more are following suit each election cycle. But there’s a reason that marijuana has […]

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Your Health, Your Life, and Your Loved Ones

Life is good, and most of us want to stick around as long as we can. But what is life without a little fun? That’s what we say as we reach for that hamburger, or as we choose to head to the movies or to the bar instead of to the gym. It’s our life, […]

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Analog Piracy in a Digital Age: A Modern Take on Swashbuckling

The threat of piracy has been around as long as ships have been carrying goods across water. Recent events on the high seas show that the days of dramatic attacks and heroic rescues live on today, sans eye-patches and wooden legs. Earlier this month, Somali pirates attacked an American cargo ship and took Captain Richard […]

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Putting the Customer at the Heart of Your Business

In the customer-facing industry, your clients are the backbone of the business. Sometimes, due to pressures of financial success, organizations tend to forget this simple fact. Do that at your own peril. Whether you’re a grocery store, a dance studio, an e-commerce website, a law firm, or anything in between, in order to ensure long-term […]

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Practicing Internet Safety

Today, you can do absolutely anything on the Internet. You can shop for all of your clothing, food, and household items. You can shop for the home itself. Then, once you’ve lived in the home a while, you can find the person who is going to redo your kitchen using- what else- the Internet. We’re […]

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Somebody May Beat Me, But They Are Going to Have to Bleed to Do It: Injury Liability in Sports

A batter digs into the soft brown dirt to face down a pitcher throwing a ball at nearly 100 miles per hour. A halfback takes a football and runs full-charge into players looking to hit him with the same physical force of a small car. A basketball player dives into a sea of elbows chasing […]

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Word of the Week: Patent Prosecution

Each week we select a legal term or phrase that’s commonly misunderstood, interesting, or that gives a fancy name to a simple idea. Grey haired and bushy-browed, crackpot scientist Dr. Emmett Brown (Doc) stands on his toilet, trying to hang a picture. Then, crash! Slipping on the wet porcelain, Doc tumbles, striking his head on […]

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