The Rothschild’s orchid (Paphiopedilum rothschildianum) is one of the rarest and most expensive flowers on the planet. Those familiar with the black market say that the plant fetches sums of up to $5,000 a stem. A close up of the rare orchid. Click to enlarge So you are probably asking why in the world this plant is […]
Alexander J. Motyl in Foreign Affairs (image: Maxim Zmeyev/Courtesy Reuters): This week also saw a major escalation of Russian military involvement in Ukraine; in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 13, about 100 Russian armored personnel carriers and other...
Concert promoters and sports teams have long insisted that scalping - private ticket sales outside a venue - hurts their revenue and forces fans to pay exorbitant prices for tickets.
Not so, according to a new analysis which concludes that resale markets can add value to tickets sold by concert venues and Ticketmaster. Suppose you are interested in a Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams concert that is three months away. You're not 100 percent sure you'll be able to make it because you have