Andrew Beattie

Andrew Beattie

Andrew Beattie has spent most of his career writing, editing and managing Web content in all its many forms. He is especially interested in the future of search and the application of analytics to the business world.

  1. Markets & Economy

    A History Of U.S. Monopolies

    These monoliths helped develop the economy and infrastructure at the expense of competition.
  2. Markets & Economy

    What is the broken window fallacy?

    The broken window fallacy is a parable first used by French economist Frederic Bastiat to point out why destruction doesn't ...
  3. Banking

    The evolution of banking

    Banks are a part of ancient history. Find out how this system of money management developed into what we know today.
  4. Banking

    The 5 most influential bankers of all time

    These bankers shaped the current financial system – though some didn't live to see the fruits of their labor.
  5. Commodities

    How Oil Prices Impact the U.S. Economy

    Now that the United States has increased oil production through shale oil and fracking, low oil prices can harm the U.S. ...
  6. Life Insurance

    How Much Life Insurance Should You Carry?

    Before purchasing life insurance it important to decide if you really need it, what type of policy is best, and how much ...
  7. Commodities

    The Cost of Shale Oil Versus Conventional Oil

    Fracking technology has brought new costs to the oil extraction process, and that has an impact on the profitability of the ...
  8. Politics & Money

    What is the Keynesian multiplier?

    Introduced by Richard Kahn in the 1930s, it demonstrates that any government spending brings about cycles of that increased ...
  9. Investing

    Giants of Finance: Charles Dow

    Find out how financial visionary Charles Dow helped everyday people enter the world of finance.
  10. International / Global

    Early Monopolies: Conquest and Corruption

    Historically, monopolies can be very effective, but they are also known for their abuse of power.
  11. Investing

    What Is the Ricardian Vice?

    The Ricardian vice refers to model building and mathematical formulas with unrealistic assumptions.
  12. Investing Strategy

    Defining the 3 types of investments

    Investments are expected to produce income or profit. They can be broken down into three basic groups: ownership, lending ...
  13. Career / Compensation

    Data Protection Officer (DPO)

    A data protection officer (DPO) is a position within a corporation that acts as an independent advocate for the proper care ...
  14. Insurance

    What is moral hazard?

    Moral hazard is the idea that a party protected in some way from risk will act differently than if they didn't have that ...
  15. Insurance

    The History of Insurance

    The first written policy appeared in Hammurabi's Code. Find out how it evolved from there.