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civil liberties

4/20: ‘Abolish the War on Drugs’ Day

3 minute read

I think most people sit in one of two camps when it comes to April 20th: either you absolutely hate it or you love it. On one hand, some people are extremely...

A Small Guide To Protecting Your Privacy

7 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 12.15.14 It was almost two years ago that Edward Snowden began the NSA revela...

Dying with Dignity

5 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 12.6.14 Dying with Dignity On November 1st, the world lost an individual who...

Cameras Won’t Solve Police Brutality

7 minute read

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...

Ferguson October and Police Brutality

less than 1 minute read

For SFL's blogging series, I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Chelsea McCoy and her friend Greg Fister over their experience with civil disobedi...

Watchmen Watching

4 minute read

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...

Flags, Anthems, and Reality

4 minute read

This Fourth of July is much like every one prior. There's a unifying sense of solidarity in this nation, irregardless of political alignment, wealth, and rac...

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institutions

Economists Misunderstand What They Teach

4 minute read

A popular theorem within economics comes from Ronald Coase, an economist who won the Nobel for his analysis of the firm and revitalization of institutional a...

Government Crisis in Burundi

1 minute read

I have not seen too much discussion on this, but after a failed coup, Burundi's government is struggling with a question of legitimacy. The coup was a respon...

Book Review: Why Nations Fail

5 minute read

Finished this book recently and wanted to make a general review on it. I will do my best to make a relatively small summation of a mammoth of a book. Why I c...

The Environment and Property Rights

1 minute read

I did not have the time to write something for Earth Day, but luckily the Cato institute published an extremely balanced and explanatory article on the diffi...

How a Fence Determines Your Wealth

4 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 2.12.15. Put human history on a timeline, and you’ll quickly realize that the...

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summer

Economics Travelogue #7

4 minute read

Independent Institute hosted their Challenge of Liberty Seminar this past week at UC Berkeley, and it was a great opportunity to network with other students...

Economics Travelogue #6

2 minute read

I began working for Independent Institute (no longer The Independent Institute) last week here in Oakland, and the experience so far has been a real eye ope...

Economics Travelogue #5

2 minute read

I am currently sitting at Reagan Washington National Airport with three hours to burn till I take my flight to Oakland, California. The KFP opening seminar...

Economics Travelogue #4

5 minute read

The first speaker encountered at the KFP seminar was Donald Critchlow, a prestigious professor who has taught at SLU, Notre Dame, ASU (currently); founded ...

Economics Travelogue #3

1 minute read

This year, after over a dozen failed applications to various organizations, I applied to the Koch Fellowship Program (KFP) through the Charles Koch Institu...

Economics Travelogue #2

4 minute read

After three days of socializing and watching lectures, I must say that FEE and CISC's Communicating Capitalism seminar was a resounding success. Attracting ...

Economics Travelogue #1

1 minute read

With everything I will be doing this summer, I think a travelogue will be a fun way of reflecting on what I learn and see. I am currently at Hartsfield-Jac...

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travelling

Economics Travelogue #7

4 minute read

Independent Institute hosted their Challenge of Liberty Seminar this past week at UC Berkeley, and it was a great opportunity to network with other students...

Economics Travelogue #6

2 minute read

I began working for Independent Institute (no longer The Independent Institute) last week here in Oakland, and the experience so far has been a real eye ope...

Economics Travelogue #5

2 minute read

I am currently sitting at Reagan Washington National Airport with three hours to burn till I take my flight to Oakland, California. The KFP opening seminar...

Economics Travelogue #4

5 minute read

The first speaker encountered at the KFP seminar was Donald Critchlow, a prestigious professor who has taught at SLU, Notre Dame, ASU (currently); founded ...

Economics Travelogue #3

1 minute read

This year, after over a dozen failed applications to various organizations, I applied to the Koch Fellowship Program (KFP) through the Charles Koch Institu...

Economics Travelogue #2

4 minute read

After three days of socializing and watching lectures, I must say that FEE and CISC's Communicating Capitalism seminar was a resounding success. Attracting ...

Economics Travelogue #1

1 minute read

With everything I will be doing this summer, I think a travelogue will be a fun way of reflecting on what I learn and see. I am currently at Hartsfield-Jac...

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culture

Not Lacking Links

1 minute read

reading miscellanea: "Study: Partisans treat politics like sports, valuing a team over issues" Turns out most core voters go out to show Democrats/Republican...

Dying with Dignity

5 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 12.6.14 Dying with Dignity On November 1st, the world lost an individual who...

Flags, Anthems, and Reality

4 minute read

This Fourth of July is much like every one prior. There's a unifying sense of solidarity in this nation, irregardless of political alignment, wealth, and rac...

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new institutional

Book Review: Why Nations Fail

5 minute read

Finished this book recently and wanted to make a general review on it. I will do my best to make a relatively small summation of a mammoth of a book. Why I c...

The Environment and Property Rights

1 minute read

I did not have the time to write something for Earth Day, but luckily the Cato institute published an extremely balanced and explanatory article on the diffi...

How a Fence Determines Your Wealth

4 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 2.12.15. Put human history on a timeline, and you’ll quickly realize that the...

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democracy

Debt, Greece, and Democracy

3 minute read

Joseph Stiglitz recently wrote in the Guardian how the European Union and International Monetary Fund’s treatment of Greece was anti-democratic.  I disagree,...

Government Crisis in Burundi

1 minute read

I have not seen too much discussion on this, but after a failed coup, Burundi's government is struggling with a question of legitimacy. The coup was a respon...

Lessons from Hong Kong

4 minute read

This was originally written for the Students for Liberty blogging series, posted here on 11.14.14. Over five weeks ago, students, young professionals, and in...

Rioting in Brasil

6 minute read

For those who don't already know, Brasil is the hosting nation of this year's World Cup. In today's semi-finals round between Brasil and Germany, and to ever...

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police brutality

4/20: ‘Abolish the War on Drugs’ Day

3 minute read

I think most people sit in one of two camps when it comes to April 20th: either you absolutely hate it or you love it. On one hand, some people are extremely...

Cameras Won’t Solve Police Brutality

7 minute read

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...

Ferguson October and Police Brutality

less than 1 minute read

For SFL's blogging series, I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Chelsea McCoy and her friend Greg Fister over their experience with civil disobedi...

The Hydra Effect

4 minute read

This post was written originally for the Student's for Liberty website in conjunction with their new campaign this September, 'End the Drug War.' Checkout St...

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students for liberty

A Small Guide To Protecting Your Privacy

7 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 12.15.14 It was almost two years ago that Edward Snowden began the NSA revela...

Ferguson October and Police Brutality

less than 1 minute read

For SFL's blogging series, I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Chelsea McCoy and her friend Greg Fister over their experience with civil disobedi...

Drugonomics

5 minute read

Originally published on Studentsforliberty.org on 10.2.14, check them out for more on the Drug War and beyond. To the average American, criminal gangs and th...

The Hydra Effect

4 minute read

This post was written originally for the Student's for Liberty website in conjunction with their new campaign this September, 'End the Drug War.' Checkout St...

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nsa

Two Years Post-Snowden: ACLU vs Clapper

1 minute read

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...

A Small Guide To Protecting Your Privacy

7 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 12.15.14 It was almost two years ago that Edward Snowden began the NSA revela...

Watchmen Watching

4 minute read

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...

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surveillance

Two Years Post-Snowden: ACLU vs Clapper

1 minute read

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...

A Small Guide To Protecting Your Privacy

7 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 12.15.14 It was almost two years ago that Edward Snowden began the NSA revela...

Watchmen Watching

4 minute read

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...

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regulation

The Age of Information (Symmetry)

2 minute read

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...

Not Lacking Links

3 minute read

Last week's miscellanea: 8th Grader being charged with felony for 'hacking' Within the tech community most people know about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act...

Drugonomics

5 minute read

Originally published on Studentsforliberty.org on 10.2.14, check them out for more on the Drug War and beyond. To the average American, criminal gangs and th...

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poverty

Book Review: Why Nations Fail

5 minute read

Finished this book recently and wanted to make a general review on it. I will do my best to make a relatively small summation of a mammoth of a book. Why I c...

How a Fence Determines Your Wealth

4 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 2.12.15. Put human history on a timeline, and you’ll quickly realize that the...

Rioting in Brasil

6 minute read

For those who don't already know, Brasil is the hosting nation of this year's World Cup. In today's semi-finals round between Brasil and Germany, and to ever...

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war on drugs

4/20: ‘Abolish the War on Drugs’ Day

3 minute read

I think most people sit in one of two camps when it comes to April 20th: either you absolutely hate it or you love it. On one hand, some people are extremely...

Cameras Won’t Solve Police Brutality

7 minute read

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...

Drugonomics

5 minute read

Originally published on Studentsforliberty.org on 10.2.14, check them out for more on the Drug War and beyond. To the average American, criminal gangs and th...

The Hydra Effect

4 minute read

This post was written originally for the Student's for Liberty website in conjunction with their new campaign this September, 'End the Drug War.' Checkout St...

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Snowden

Two Years Post-Snowden: ACLU vs Clapper

1 minute read

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...

Streisand Effect Continued

less than 1 minute read

I recently wrote about the Streisand Effect and the Indiana Pizza parlor that refuses to cater gay marriages. While not connected to the situation in Indiana...

A Small Guide To Protecting Your Privacy

7 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 12.15.14 It was almost two years ago that Edward Snowden began the NSA revela...

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california

Economics Travelogue #6

2 minute read

I began working for Independent Institute (no longer The Independent Institute) last week here in Oakland, and the experience so far has been a real eye ope...

Not Lacking Links

3 minute read

Last week's miscellanea: Witness of Walter Scott's murder speaks out Feidin Santana was the individual that recorded the brutal murder of Walter Scott, an un...

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seminar

Economics Travelogue #7

4 minute read

Independent Institute hosted their Challenge of Liberty Seminar this past week at UC Berkeley, and it was a great opportunity to network with other students...

Economics Travelogue #5

2 minute read

I am currently sitting at Reagan Washington National Airport with three hours to burn till I take my flight to Oakland, California. The KFP opening seminar...

Economics Travelogue #4

5 minute read

The first speaker encountered at the KFP seminar was Donald Critchlow, a prestigious professor who has taught at SLU, Notre Dame, ASU (currently); founded ...

Economics Travelogue #2

4 minute read

After three days of socializing and watching lectures, I must say that FEE and CISC's Communicating Capitalism seminar was a resounding success. Attracting ...

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finance

Book Review: To the Edge

6 minute read

To the Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis was a book unlike any other historical analysis I have read so far. This wa...

The Economy is Not Alright

1 minute read

Just an observation, in one part obvious, the other more in minutia: Anecdotally, the US economy increasingly relies on the press releases of the US Fed and ...

Jobs Report = No Rate Increase for the Fed

1 minute read

Despite removing the phrase 'patient' from its press release, it is safe to say that the Federal Reserve will not be increasing its interest rates in the im...

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privacy

Two Years Post-Snowden: ACLU vs Clapper

1 minute read

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...

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development

Government Crisis in Burundi

1 minute read

I have not seen too much discussion on this, but after a failed coup, Burundi's government is struggling with a question of legitimacy. The coup was a respon...

Book Review: Why Nations Fail

5 minute read

Finished this book recently and wanted to make a general review on it. I will do my best to make a relatively small summation of a mammoth of a book. Why I c...

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media

Huxley Quote using Gimp

less than 1 minute read

Sorry for the lack of material lately, I've been extremely busy these past two weeks, and will be for the next two as well. Until then, please enjoy my firs...

Why We Should Remember the 5th of November

7 minute read

Before I start, may I say thank you for reading my very first post on WordPress! I hope this is something that grows with me, and that you'll tag along for t...

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atlas shrugged

Ayn Rand and Altruism

11 minute read

My short analysis of a theme from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. I am probably going to skip to something else for my next post, but I will probably be doing ano...

Ayn Rand and the State

10 minute read

About 2 weeks ago I finished Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Given its sheer length in pages, a whopping 1701(kindle edition), to make just a single post dedicate...

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existentialism

Albert Camus and Modernity

6 minute read

A temporary break from my coverage of Ayn Rand to commemorate someone much greater. Note: This is my brief over Absurdism. Although I try to stay true to Abs...

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brave new world

Huxley Quote using Gimp

less than 1 minute read

Sorry for the lack of material lately, I've been extremely busy these past two weeks, and will be for the next two as well. Until then, please enjoy my firs...

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war

Book Review: After War

3 minute read

There is a popular joke in academia about the 'imperialism' of economics. Just about any topic and field has been covered by economists in one way or another...

Israel and Palestine: a Silent War

7 minute read

Genocide - any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing...

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ferguson

Ferguson October and Police Brutality

less than 1 minute read

For SFL's blogging series, I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Chelsea McCoy and her friend Greg Fister over their experience with civil disobedi...

Watchmen Watching

4 minute read

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...

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environment

Not Lacking Links

3 minute read

Last week's miscellanea: Witness of Walter Scott's murder speaks out Feidin Santana was the individual that recorded the brutal murder of Walter Scott, an un...

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policy

Debt, Greece, and Democracy

3 minute read

Joseph Stiglitz recently wrote in the Guardian how the European Union and International Monetary Fund’s treatment of Greece was anti-democratic.  I disagree,...

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gdp

The Economy is Not Alright

1 minute read

Just an observation, in one part obvious, the other more in minutia: Anecdotally, the US economy increasingly relies on the press releases of the US Fed and ...

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Walter Scott

Not Lacking Links

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Last week's miscellanea: Witness of Walter Scott's murder speaks out Feidin Santana was the individual that recorded the brutal murder of Walter Scott, an un...

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libertarianism

Not Lacking Links

2 minute read

Reading miscellanea: Identity Politics and their threat to liberal democracy An interesting article by Kemal Derviş, the VP of the Brookings Institute, on ho...

Proof that Libertarians Do Not Exist

2 minute read

Man, that is awkward. In his recent New York Times column, Paul Krugman states that there are no real libertarians in America. The premises of Krugman's arg...

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censorship

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bitcoin

Not Lacking Links

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Last week's miscellanea: 8th Grader being charged with felony for 'hacking' Within the tech community most people know about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act...

Streisand Effect Continued

less than 1 minute read

I recently wrote about the Streisand Effect and the Indiana Pizza parlor that refuses to cater gay marriages. While not connected to the situation in Indiana...

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hacking

The Fed and the Evil Genius of Hacking

1 minute read

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...

Not Lacking Links

3 minute read

Last week's miscellanea: 8th Grader being charged with felony for 'hacking' Within the tech community most people know about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act...

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infosec

The Fed and the Evil Genius of Hacking

1 minute read

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...

Not Lacking Links

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reading miscellanea: "Study: Partisans treat politics like sports, valuing a team over issues" Turns out most core voters go out to show Democrats/Republican...

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partisanship

Not Lacking Links

1 minute read

reading miscellanea: "Study: Partisans treat politics like sports, valuing a team over issues" Turns out most core voters go out to show Democrats/Republican...

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monetary policy

The Economy is Not Alright

1 minute read

Just an observation, in one part obvious, the other more in minutia: Anecdotally, the US economy increasingly relies on the press releases of the US Fed and ...

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google

The End of Death

2 minute read

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...

Not Lacking Links

1 minute read

Reading miscellanea: SECTION 215 OF THE PATRIOT ACT FAILS I discussed this recently here, and while I am happy with last night's result, the reality is that ...

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academia

Book Review: Living Economics

4 minute read

Peter Boettke is an economist out of George Mason University and he specializes in the history of economic thought and institutional economics. Boettke was l...

Economists Misunderstand What They Teach

4 minute read

A popular theorem within economics comes from Ronald Coase, an economist who won the Nobel for his analysis of the firm and revitalization of institutional a...

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blog

New Theme and Done Moving

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Alright, knocking on wood, but I do believe I am finished migrating my old blog and have managed to get my new theme up and running.

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anarchism

Why We Should Remember the 5th of November

7 minute read

Before I start, may I say thank you for reading my very first post on WordPress! I hope this is something that grows with me, and that you'll tag along for t...

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guy fawkes

Why We Should Remember the 5th of November

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Before I start, may I say thank you for reading my very first post on WordPress! I hope this is something that grows with me, and that you'll tag along for t...

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movies

Why We Should Remember the 5th of November

7 minute read

Before I start, may I say thank you for reading my very first post on WordPress! I hope this is something that grows with me, and that you'll tag along for t...

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v for vendetta

Why We Should Remember the 5th of November

7 minute read

Before I start, may I say thank you for reading my very first post on WordPress! I hope this is something that grows with me, and that you'll tag along for t...

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anarchy

Ayn Rand and the State

10 minute read

About 2 weeks ago I finished Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Given its sheer length in pages, a whopping 1701(kindle edition), to make just a single post dedicate...

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freedom

Albert Camus and Modernity

6 minute read

A temporary break from my coverage of Ayn Rand to commemorate someone much greater. Note: This is my brief over Absurdism. Although I try to stay true to Abs...

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absurdism

Albert Camus and Modernity

6 minute read

A temporary break from my coverage of Ayn Rand to commemorate someone much greater. Note: This is my brief over Absurdism. Although I try to stay true to Abs...

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classics

The Prometheus of Genesis

4 minute read

Wrote this for school, we had to choose a story from genesis to interpret ourselves and find an alternative meaning. This is mine. As usual, any criticism is...

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bible

The Prometheus of Genesis

4 minute read

Wrote this for school, we had to choose a story from genesis to interpret ourselves and find an alternative meaning. This is mine. As usual, any criticism is...

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christianity

The Prometheus of Genesis

4 minute read

Wrote this for school, we had to choose a story from genesis to interpret ourselves and find an alternative meaning. This is mine. As usual, any criticism is...

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altruism

Ayn Rand and Altruism

11 minute read

My short analysis of a theme from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. I am probably going to skip to something else for my next post, but I will probably be doing ano...

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lost in the wild

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non-fiction

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gimp

Huxley Quote using Gimp

less than 1 minute read

Sorry for the lack of material lately, I've been extremely busy these past two weeks, and will be for the next two as well. Until then, please enjoy my firs...

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middle east

History Through the Western Canon

7 minute read

The Truth is rarely pure, and never simple</p> - Oscar Wilde can· on noun \ˈka-nən\ a general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something i...

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nationalism

History Through the Western Canon

7 minute read

The Truth is rarely pure, and never simple</p> - Oscar Wilde can· on noun \ˈka-nən\ a general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something i...

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terrorism

History Through the Western Canon

7 minute read

The Truth is rarely pure, and never simple</p> - Oscar Wilde can· on noun \ˈka-nən\ a general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something i...

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utilitarianism

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quote

Nietzsche on Truth

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Truth is a mobile army of metaphors, metonymies, anthropomorphisms, in short, a sum of human relations which have been subjected to poetic and rhetorical int...

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language

Nietzsche on Truth

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Truth is a mobile army of metaphors, metonymies, anthropomorphisms, in short, a sum of human relations which have been subjected to poetic and rhetorical int...

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malnutrition

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obesity

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brasil

Rioting in Brasil

6 minute read

For those who don't already know, Brasil is the hosting nation of this year's World Cup. In today's semi-finals round between Brasil and Germany, and to ever...

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palestine

Israel and Palestine: a Silent War

7 minute read

Genocide - any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing...

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israel

Israel and Palestine: a Silent War

7 minute read

Genocide - any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing...

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human rights

Israel and Palestine: a Silent War

7 minute read

Genocide - any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing...

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race

The Hydra Effect

4 minute read

This post was written originally for the Student's for Liberty website in conjunction with their new campaign this September, 'End the Drug War.' Checkout St...

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ebola

Ebola: In a Town Near You?

4 minute read

Originally written for the Truman Index, this article has not been updated to reflect the new domestic victim of Ebola. It should be noted, however, that thi...

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drugs

Drugonomics

5 minute read

Originally published on Studentsforliberty.org on 10.2.14, check them out for more on the Drug War and beyond. To the average American, criminal gangs and th...

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activism

Ferguson October and Police Brutality

less than 1 minute read

For SFL's blogging series, I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Chelsea McCoy and her friend Greg Fister over their experience with civil disobedi...

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china

Lessons from Hong Kong

4 minute read

This was originally written for the Students for Liberty blogging series, posted here on 11.14.14. Over five weeks ago, students, young professionals, and in...

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hong kong

Lessons from Hong Kong

4 minute read

This was originally written for the Students for Liberty blogging series, posted here on 11.14.14. Over five weeks ago, students, young professionals, and in...

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internet

A Small Guide To Protecting Your Privacy

7 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 12.15.14 It was almost two years ago that Edward Snowden began the NSA revela...

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native americans

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ndaa

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mexico

How a Fence Determines Your Wealth

4 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 2.12.15. Put human history on a timeline, and you’ll quickly realize that the...

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wealth

How a Fence Determines Your Wealth

4 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 2.12.15. Put human history on a timeline, and you’ll quickly realize that the...

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why nations fail

How a Fence Determines Your Wealth

4 minute read

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 2.12.15. Put human history on a timeline, and you’ll quickly realize that the...

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Lee Kuan Yew

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singapore

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agriculture

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farming

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water

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interest rates

Jobs Report = No Rate Increase for the Fed

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Despite removing the phrase 'patient' from its press release, it is safe to say that the Federal Reserve will not be increasing its interest rates in the im...

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Goodluck Jonathan

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Muhammadu Buhari

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nigeria

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north carolina

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climate change

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public resources

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water crisis

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open source

Not Lacking Links

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Last week's miscellanea: Witness of Walter Scott's murder speaks out Feidin Santana was the individual that recorded the brutal murder of Walter Scott, an un...

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RZA

Not Lacking Links

3 minute read

Last week's miscellanea: Witness of Walter Scott's murder speaks out Feidin Santana was the individual that recorded the brutal murder of Walter Scott, an un...

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the economist

Not Lacking Links

3 minute read

Last week's miscellanea: Witness of Walter Scott's murder speaks out Feidin Santana was the individual that recorded the brutal murder of Walter Scott, an un...

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freedom of speech

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streisand effect

Streisand Effect Continued

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I recently wrote about the Streisand Effect and the Indiana Pizza parlor that refuses to cater gay marriages. While not connected to the situation in Indiana...

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clash of clans

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...

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video games

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...

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markets

The Environment and Property Rights

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I did not have the time to write something for Earth Day, but luckily the Cato institute published an extremely balanced and explanatory article on the diffi...

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pollution

The Environment and Property Rights

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I did not have the time to write something for Earth Day, but luckily the Cato institute published an extremely balanced and explanatory article on the diffi...

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Julian Assange

Not Lacking Links

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Last week's miscellanea: 8th Grader being charged with felony for 'hacking' Within the tech community most people know about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act...

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net neutrality

Not Lacking Links

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Last week's miscellanea: 8th Grader being charged with felony for 'hacking' Within the tech community most people know about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act...

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statistics

Not Lacking Links

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reading miscellanea: "Study: Partisans treat politics like sports, valuing a team over issues" Turns out most core voters go out to show Democrats/Republican...

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congress

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James Clapper

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...

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corruption

Government Crisis in Burundi

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I have not seen too much discussion on this, but after a failed coup, Burundi's government is struggling with a question of legitimacy. The coup was a respon...

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burundi

Government Crisis in Burundi

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I have not seen too much discussion on this, but after a failed coup, Burundi's government is struggling with a question of legitimacy. The coup was a respon...

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Ben Bernanke

Not Lacking Links

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Reading miscellanea: Identity Politics and their threat to liberal democracy An interesting article by Kemal Derviş, the VP of the Brookings Institute, on ho...

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Tyler Cowen

Not Lacking Links

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Reading miscellanea: Identity Politics and their threat to liberal democracy An interesting article by Kemal Derviş, the VP of the Brookings Institute, on ho...

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identity politics

Not Lacking Links

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Reading miscellanea: Identity Politics and their threat to liberal democracy An interesting article by Kemal Derviş, the VP of the Brookings Institute, on ho...

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Jean Baudrillard

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inequality

Not Lacking Links

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Reading miscellanea: SECTION 215 OF THE PATRIOT ACT FAILS I discussed this recently here, and while I am happy with last night's result, the reality is that ...

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amazon

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...

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death

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...

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drones

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...

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food

Economics Travelogue #6

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I began working for Independent Institute (no longer The Independent Institute) last week here in Oakland, and the experience so far has been a real eye ope...

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debt

Debt, Greece, and Democracy

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Joseph Stiglitz recently wrote in the Guardian how the European Union and International Monetary Fund’s treatment of Greece was anti-democratic.  I disagree,...

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euro

Debt, Greece, and Democracy

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Joseph Stiglitz recently wrote in the Guardian how the European Union and International Monetary Fund’s treatment of Greece was anti-democratic.  I disagree,...

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greece

Debt, Greece, and Democracy

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Joseph Stiglitz recently wrote in the Guardian how the European Union and International Monetary Fund’s treatment of Greece was anti-democratic.  I disagree,...

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berkeley

Economics Travelogue #7

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Independent Institute hosted their Challenge of Liberty Seminar this past week at UC Berkeley, and it was a great opportunity to network with other students...

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public choice

Book Review: After War

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There is a popular joke in academia about the 'imperialism' of economics. Just about any topic and field has been covered by economists in one way or another...

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afghanistan

Book Review: After War

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There is a popular joke in academia about the 'imperialism' of economics. Just about any topic and field has been covered by economists in one way or another...

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iraq

Book Review: After War

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There is a popular joke in academia about the 'imperialism' of economics. Just about any topic and field has been covered by economists in one way or another...

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interventionism

Book Review: After War

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There is a popular joke in academia about the 'imperialism' of economics. Just about any topic and field has been covered by economists in one way or another...

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modeling

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economic theory

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financial crisis

Book Review: To the Edge

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To the Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis was a book unlike any other historical analysis I have read so far. This wa...

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austrian

Book Review: Living Economics

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Peter Boettke is an economist out of George Mason University and he specializes in the history of economic thought and institutional economics. Boettke was l...

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jekyll

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ubuntu

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install

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bots

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twitter

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tweepy

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systems programming

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summer of rust

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