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Censoring and controlling Internet content

posted: June 12, 2021

tl;dr: Sadly, government control of Internet content is growing everywhere, the U.S. included...

Book review: Dying of Money, by Jens O. Parsson

posted: June 9, 2021

tl;dr: A nearly fifty year-old, out-of-print book about the last great American inflation, which reads like today’s headlines...

Book review: When Money Dies, by Adam Fergusson

posted: June 7, 2021

tl;dr: Edifying explanation of what happened in Germany one hundred years ago during the hyperinflation years of the Weimar Republic...

Who would buy a negative real yield bond?

posted: June 5, 2021

tl;dr: How badly do you have to fail Econ 102 to buy a negative real yield bond?...

Consider the source: social media

posted: May 29, 2021

tl;dr: A lesson I was taught as a child helps counteract the emotional manipulation of social media...

Consider the source: email

posted: May 22, 2021

tl;dr: A lesson I was taught as a child helps avoid several types of online scams...

Don’t sell past the close

posted: May 15, 2021

tl;dr: Read the audience to know when to shut up and take the money...

Leading with the ask

posted: May 8, 2021

tl;dr: On one very important occasion in my life, the sales technique of leading with the ask worked perfectly...

Book review: Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life, by Ada Louise Huxtable

posted: May 8, 2021

tl;dr: A concise overview of the fascinating life of the U.S.’s most renowned architect...

Where I don’t go for investment advice

posted: May 1, 2021

tl;dr: I avoid paying too much attention to advice from people without skin in the game...