technology

The End of Death

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This post was inspired by an article I read a while back on OrgTheory.net. From drone deliveries to self-driving cars, automatization of daily life activiti...

The Fed and the Evil Genius of Hacking

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On April 24th, the St. Louis Federal Reserve's popular data service, FRED, was hacked by unidentified assailants. For those who do not know, the Federal Rese...

Two Years Post-Snowden: ACLU vs Clapper

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On May 7th, after a near two year ordeal, the ACLU successfully won their case against James Clapper, the head of the National Security Agency. The second ci...

The Age of Information (Symmetry)

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Two weeks ago, Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok published a fantastic essay on the end of asymmetric information, its affect on markets, and how policy makers s...

Marginal Utility and Clash of Clans

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Everyone knows that when you download a free game on your phone, there is a solid chance it will try to get you to buy some type of 'power ups' to make pla...

Raise the Flag: The Pirate Bay Returns

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Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 1.13.15. Let me be the first to lament the ‘fall’ of The Pirate Bay, a servic...

Cameras Won’t Solve Police Brutality

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This was originally written for the Students for Liberty blogging series, posted here on 10.7.14 Addendum 12.3.14: In light of the Grand Jury decisions regar...

Watchmen Watching

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Originally published in the Index of Kirksville, MO on 9.11.14 Four weeks since Michael Brown's murder in Ferguson, Missouri, and tensions are finally fallin...