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2016

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.

New Blog

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Thanks for stopping by Ageof.Info! This is a new website hosted on my home server and I’m building much of it from the ground up, so please pardon my mess as...

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2015

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Not Lacking Links

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SCOTUS rules in favor of raisin farmer, overturns 'New Deal' era law Created in 1937, The Agriculture Marketing Agreement Act was one of the several 'New Dea...

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...

Economists Misunderstand What They Teach

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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...

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...

Economics Travelogue #5

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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

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

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 ...

Economics Travelogue #3

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

The Economy is Not Alright

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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 ...

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...

Economics Travelogue #2

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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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Book Review: Why Nations Fail

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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 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...

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...

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...

4/20: ‘Abolish the War on Drugs’ Day

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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...

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...

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...

Proof that Libertarians Do Not Exist

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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...

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...

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...

How a Fence Determines Your Wealth

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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...

Blog Update

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I am almost done with my second semester of college, and so far it has been an interesting experience. A lot of things are changing, especially the responsib...

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...

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2014

A Small Guide To Protecting Your Privacy

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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

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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

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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...

Lessons from Hong Kong

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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...

Ferguson October and Police Brutality

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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

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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...

Ebola: In a Town Near You?

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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...

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...

The Hydra Effect

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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...

Blog Update

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The reason I've been posting random musings recently is threefold: I was preparing for college/am now at college, which has stymied temporarily the amount o...

Israel and Palestine: a Silent War

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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...

Rioting in Brasil

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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...

Flags, Anthems, and Reality

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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...

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...

History Through the Western Canon

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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...

Huxley Quote using Gimp

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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...

Ayn Rand and Altruism

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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...

The Prometheus of Genesis

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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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2013

Albert Camus and Modernity

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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...

Ayn Rand and the State

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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...

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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