Posts byVlad Cristian Marin

21 years old - I am a 3rd year student in BSc Economics and Business, with big plans and ambitions, coming from the land of Dracula himself (Romania). I am aware of how powerful media is, therefore I want to contribute towards helping Rostra Economica become a trustworthy tool for knowledge expansion and a platform for high quality content.

From Bits to QUbits: A New Era of Computing (Part 1)

A Glance at Two Computing Superconcepts: Cognitive Computing and Quantum Computing - 1/2

2500 BC, Babylonia was using the abacus for simple arythmetic tasks. Ca. 150-100 BC, the Antikythera mechanism was used for astrological and calendrical purposes. In the 11th century, during the Song dynasty, Su Song invented the astronomical clock tower. In 1642, Blaise Pascal (aged 19) was pioneering the field of computing, creating one of the

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) – the alternative education

The peak of a new trend in learning

Modern times have made available a sheer number of alternatives to conventional, formal education. In most developed/developing areas of the world, access to the internet has become not only part of people’s lives, but the main medium for acquiring new knowledge, for connecting with others and ultimately for bettering one’s self. Rostra Economica salutes this

Toshiba’s accounting scandal: An(other) example of forgiveness?

Toshiba enters the exclusive club of fraudulent companies. One reform, a couple men, a new chapter. Should fraud on such a large scale be written off so easily?

The “act” In a complex environment where profit is king, accounting scandals – of gigantic proportions – gradually “benefit” from lower and lower attention, until they fade away. Financial statement fraud – which many times takes the form of “earnings management”-, is a serious crime which involves purposely manipulating the numbers in order to alter