What Actually is Going on With Bitcoin?

After a dismal 2018 Bitcoin is up 200% since the start of 2019. I began tracking this in early May after forgetting about Bitcoin like everyone else after the huge drop in 2018. According to Bloomberg, 40% of the growth occurred during the weekend activity during May: Source: Bloomberg.com Then, in true Bitcoin fashion, the... Continue Reading →

Where Is the Inflation?

If you're not interested in macro, go ahead and skip this one. I am by no means an expert in macroeconomic policy, but I do try and consume a wide variety of macro literature. Recently, we've seen the rise of MMT or "Modern Monetary Theory". At its core, MMT advances the idea that since the... Continue Reading →

Back In Action

Its been awhile since I've written anything. In part this is because there has been a lot going on personally, and there has been a lot of action in the news and my tendency is to play it conservatively and absorb as much information as possible before rendering an opinion. So, here are the things... Continue Reading →

Hey Four Eyes! Nice Monopoly, Ya NERD!!

If you're like me and you need glasses, you've probably wondered why you have to pay $200-300 for a decent set of frames. Well, I stumbled onto an article recently which explained what many others already knew: we're getting the ol' monopoly guy treatment from a company called Luxottica. This Forbes article has a neat... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Vaccinations

Vancouver, WA is experiencing an outbreak of measles this week. Apparently someone from outside the country came into contact with a group of unvaccinated children, who then went to public places, like Ikea and a professional basketball game. While one of the patients was actually immunized according to the Reddit thread, the best research indicates... Continue Reading →

The Interview Market – Part 1

I'd like to lay out a general premise about the current labor market: the placement process is ridiculous. It is a waste of time for everyone, and I'm not sure that we've made any advances given the extensive tech applied to the area. The general trend, according to HR policy, empirical evidence, as well as... Continue Reading →

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