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5 Reasons Harry Potter could manage the economy better than Scott Morrison
5 Reasons Harry Potter could manage the economy better than Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison has claimed, while introducing his economic plan, that “you can’t run the economy like Harry Potter”. It’s unclear to me exactly what he thinks this means, but I’d like to contend that…

I’m Obsessed With Tascha’s Destroyed Diamond
I’m Obsessed With Tascha’s Destroyed Diamond

(An embedded tweet from @TaschaLabs, reading “If you make a NFT of a real diamond, and the diamond itself gets destroyed in a fire tomorrow, you still have the same asset. Because the token still…

Has Peak Inflation Behind Us?
Has Peak Inflation Behind Us?

As latest US CPI in Jul (8.5% yoy) printed a lower YoY number compared to Jun (9.1% yoy), has US inflation passed its peak? Looking at the component breakdown, the declining trend in Jul was mostly…

I’m An Old Man…
I’m An Old Man…

It’s rare to find a well know quote that has actually happened, and this one is no exception. But I’m not going to hunt down who really said it first, since Twain has such a cool pic. Regardless of…

My Mind Thinks in 3s
My Mind Thinks in 3s

I don’t know what it is about the number 3, but for me, at least, it helps to sort things out in groups of three. (1) Sustainability: Putting in place an economic, political and social system that…

How endogenous are economies in central Africa?
How endogenous are economies in central Africa?

The economies in central Africa are unique in that they allow for high local consumption of manufactured goods, meaning that their citizens can purchase many of the necessities they need within their…

Обзор книги “Как устроена экономика”
Обзор книги “Как устроена экономика”

В этой статье представлен краткий обзор книги кембриджского экономиста Ха-Джун Чанга “Как устроена экономика”. Книга написана очень легко и интересно и читается скорее не как учебник, а как нарратив…

Data science as the link between health economics research and policy
Data science as the link between health economics research and policy

One of the basic problems of economics is to establish predictive models that take into account numerous variables in order to suggest effective lines of work to public and private entities…

Top 5 takeaways from Managing Oneself
Top 5 takeaways from Managing Oneself

Peter Drucker’s Managing Oneself espouses the idea of developing and managing our career through self-discovery. We have to seek to understand ourselves and how we function, focus on what we can…

The End of the Beginning!! INFLATION
The End of the Beginning!! INFLATION

Whether we hold Treasurys via the world’s largest money market fund or directly really does not matter. Inflation does not come from debt alone, but from debt relative to a credible plan, and expect…

An Introduction to Automated Market Making
An Introduction to Automated Market Making

Preface: The following article aims to consolidate knowledge, as I learn about automated market making. If any information is incorrect, partially incorrect, or incomplete, I wholeheartedly welcome…

The Frog that Wouldn’t Jump Out
The Frog that Wouldn’t Jump Out

Will humanity “…go gentle into that good night” or will it “Rage, rage against the dying of the light?”(Dylan Thomas) They tell me that if you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, he will…

The Work Project: Imagining Transition
The Work Project: Imagining Transition

This is the fourth blog in a new series about the future of work. The series reflects on workshops that were held in five locations across Britain over the past two years. The project has been…

How to Map Population Density using WorldPop and R
How to Map Population Density using WorldPop and R

Population density can give us a sense of how concentrated an area is. When combined with data like number of hospitals, paved roads, or demographics, we can better understand how resources are…

Summer Heat
Summer Heat

After a miserable first half of 2022, investors are looking forward to August at the beach. And why not? As bad as stock and bond markets have been in the first half of 2022, the arrival of the ‘dog…

FED UP
FED UP

To start, the book presents itself in a slightly misleading way. The subtext is “An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad For America” which initially suggests this is another “Creature…