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The failures of the elites: Cryptocurrencies and FTX

posted: January 21, 2023

tl;dr: Something may someday rise from the smoldering ruins of the cryptocurrency industry, if some actual value can be created...

The failures of the elites: net neutrality

posted: January 12, 2023

tl;dr: No, it was not the end of the Internet as we know it when Title II-based net neutrality was repealed...

The failures of the elites

posted: January 7, 2023

tl;dr: A new series of posts in which I explain how and why the experts got it wrong...

Book review: Sold Out: How Broken Supply Chains, Surging Inflation, and Political Instability Will Sink the Global Economy, by James Rickards

posted: January 1, 2023

tl;dr: Supply chain issues will persist as globalization ends and the world separates into West versus East...

Running a six seat lunch counter

posted: December 30, 2022

tl;dr: A proposal to allow our politicians to show us how well they each can manage a simple business...

Is your database is missing some records?

posted: December 24, 2022

tl;dr: Tips and tricks for finding and fixing missing database records...

Book review: The Rise of America: Remaking the World Order, by Marin Katusa

posted: December 18, 2022

tl;dr: An attempt to build the bull case for the United States that unfortunately relies too much on Modern Monetary Theory...

Book review: The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy, by William Strauss and Neil Howe

posted: December 18, 2022

tl;dr: A generational, seasonal view of American history that foretells a terribly difficult present-day period...

De-duplicating database records

posted: December 17, 2022

tl;dr: Tips and tricks for finding and fixing duplicate database records...

Write-only APIs

posted: December 9, 2022

tl;dr: I’ve grown to appreciate the security and simplicity of write-only APIs...