John T. Burke Jr.

About the author:

John T. Burke, Jr. is an alumnus of Boston College and the Illinois Institute of Technology / Chicago-Kent College of Law. After starting his own blog in 2008, he has written for a number of financial websites.

Do Bowie Bonds Have a Future?

Date: 18 January 2016

The recent death of David Bowie brought an enormous wave of eulogies focused on his revolutionary career in rock music. Many of the laudatory discussions concerning Bowie's countless musical and performance innovations mentioned his trailblazing contribution to the world of finance: the asset-backed securities known as "Bowie Bonds".

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Hackers Fuel Cybersecurity Industry

Date: 24 November 2015

Cybersecurity software has been a major focus in pop culture since the release of the 1995 film, Hackers starring Angelina Jolie. Computer break-ins have since been a significant theme in countless movies and television programs. The entertainment industry has provided cybersecurity firms with the best promotion imaginable; film and program content that induces widespread fear of hackers.

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Amazon's Huge Retail Footprint

Date: 17 November 2015

Twenty years ago, it would have seemed impossible to imagine that an Internet-based business, known as "Amazon Books" would grow to become one of America's top-ten retailers. The company, now known as, or simply "Amazon," expanded to sales of CDs, DVDs, software, video games, toys, televisions, computers and a myriad of other electronic gadgets.

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