Luckbox Goes 3 for 3!

Luckbox magazine wins three, 2022 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards Luckbox magazine, a tastytrade publication, is a three-time winner of the 2022 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, beating out the Harvard Business Review and T. Rowe Price Investor Magazine in business and finance news for consumers for its Art & Design issue.  Luckbox was also named a co-winner with Food & Wine magazine in … Continued

The College Myth

Author and entrepreneur James Altucher argues a bachelor’s degree isn’t the best choice for everyone, and he offers alternatives  by James Altucher I give up. I can’t convince my kids not to go to college. I’ve tried all the usual statistics: • Student loan debt you’ll never be able to pay back. • For the … Continued

The Great College Debate

Does a bachelor’s degree still make sense in the face of skyrocketing tuition and a dearth of jobs for some grads? A Luckbox panel of higher education experts share their thoughts.  What’s the valueof a college education, and is it worth the investment? Mitch Daniels: We produced a study [with the Gallup organization] looking at the … Continued

Get Smart

There’s no shortage of books, documentaries and podcasts with education themes. Here are some of Luckbox’s favorites.  DocumentariesIvory Tower Ivory Tower explores the contentious question of whether the value of higher education is worth its increasingly exorbitant cost. From community colleges and four-year universities to vocational schools and online courses, Ivory Tower looks at nearly … Continued

The Bug’s Bus is Buzzing Back

The look of an automobile icon—VW’s T1 Microbus—returns in the era of electric mobility For more than 70 years, the Volkswagen Bus has been an automotive icon. A trendsetting choice for American hippies and road-trippers, VW helped define van life. Rumors the popular bus would make a comeback floated 20 years ago, and now VW … Continued

Should INDIVIDUALS Invest on Their Own?

Intelligence Squared U.S.invites some of the world’s brightest thinkers to debate issues. The organization was founded in New York in 2006 to promote intellectual diversity by fostering respect for differing opinions. The following excerpts come from an April episode of the Agree to Disagree series where The Wall Street Journal columnist Spencer Jakab and tastytrade … Continued

Traders, Speculators & Gamblers: Season 3 Is Here!

The Prediction Trade returned this week, kicking off its third season with trade ideas in PredictIt’s Brazilian election markets, bets on the NCAA March Madness tournament and forecasts for Kalshi’s 2022 Academy Awards markets. The show evolved for its new season to include a video format, and Luckbox magazine editor at large Garrett Baldwin was … Continued

Is America Retreating from Global Leadership?

Intelligence Squared U.S. invites some of the world’s brightest thinkers to debate issues. The organization was founded in New York in 2006 to promote intellectual diversity by fostering respect for differing opinions. The debates are organized in the traditional Oxford style. The side that convinces more audience members to embrace its arguments wins. The excerpts … Continued

The Luckbox Bookshelf

New and not-so-new books that captured our attention this month Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism By Amanda Montell It might seem that Heaven’s Gate, a religious movement of the late ‘70s, doesn’t have much in common with Peloton leaderboards, but Amanda Montell sees the connection. Both arise from America’s all-out obsession with cults, she maintains. Backed … Continued

Is Amazon Good for Small Business?

Intelligence Squared U.S.invites some of the world’s brightest thinkers to debate issues of the day. The organization was founded in New York in 2006 to promote intellectual diversity by fostering respect for differing opinions. The debates are organized in the traditional Oxford style. The side that convinces more audience members to embrace its arguments wins. … Continued