Lucky Goat

While sports entertainment is in many ways an afterthought amid the global pandemic, it also remains an important distraction—a source of escape in tough times.  Just think of all the sports fans who’ve whiled away part of their time in quarantine or lockdown by pondering sports figures and their places in history: Is Tiger Woods … Continued

How Safe Are REIT Yields?

History provides an answer. Most real estate investment trust sectors seldom skimp on dividends, even during a financial crisis. An excerpt from a new book, Educated REIT Investing, explains why. EIT yields may be attractive, but they are meaningless if the dividend behind them is not sustainable. Historically, the contractual nature of rental revenue from … Continued

Two Competing Economic Theories: Hayek vs. Keynes

Two of the 20th century’s most prominent economists, John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich August von Hayek, offered sharply contrasting views of the Great Depression. Their arguments of the 1930s seem acutely relevant today during another global financial crisis. Hayek argued that the Keynesian proposal to reduce unemployment through government spending would require the central bank … Continued

Yeezy Money Betting on Kanye for President

Kanye West is a powerful influencer, and now he’s influencing prices in the political prediction markets Award-winning rapper Kanye West took to Twitter on the night of July 4 to announce his intention to run for president, a decision that—if followed through—would make good on a nearly 5-year-old declaration shared during West’s 2015 MTV Video … Continued

Dylan Ratigan Is Certain About Joe Biden’s VP Pick

The most shallow, duplicitous, nefarious, hypocritical and sanctimonious candidate will get the gig, Ratigan says Kamala Harris will be Joe Biden’s vice-presidential nominee, asserts former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan. “I’ve never been more confident of anything in my life,” Ratigan said during an appearance on prediction market-focused podcast The Political Trade. “Make sure you hold … Continued

Rachel Bitecofer Knows Partisan Politics

Senior researcher at the Niskanen Center Rachel Bitecofer is no stranger to political forecasting, skyrocketing in popularity after nailing the 2018 midterms with near total accuracy. And to prediction market traders who heed her predictions, Bitecofer has proven her modeling is not only insightful, but valuable. Political polarization and hyper partisanship lie at the heart … Continued

Trading on Trump’s Tweets

Twitter found itself in the media spotlight after President Donald Trump last Thursday signed an executive order targeting social media platforms and their protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The act, explored in depth in a previous Luckbox book review, protects companies such as Twitter and Facebook from being held liable for … Continued

Luckbox wins Niche Award for Best New Magazine

On May 13, the Super Niche event held their annual Niche Media Awards celebration (virtually this year), honoring magazines which capture the talent, spirit, and creativity of the very best of custom content publishing. At this year’s Niche Media Awards, Luckbox received three nominations and ultimately the magazine took home the awards for Best New … Continued

Buy the May Issue of Luckbox

This month, we will bring the newsstand (print) editions directly to your door. For a limited time, you can get Luckbox’s May 2020 issue: How Not to Die for $10 (includes shipping). How Not to Die, provides a comprehensive look at how to live a healthier, happier and longer life. It explores the habits that … Continued

Errant Burr

When the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or STOCK Act, was passed in 2012, it came as a surprise to many that up until that point insider trading among members of Congress was technically legal. The framers of the act, which received broad bipartisan support, sought not only to stop employees of Congress from … Continued