How Bitcoin Works vs. How I Imagined it

What I imagined bitcoin would do When I first started to get a grasp of what bitcoin was I imagined that it was capable of redefining social hierarchies and possibly even eliminating them. I thought that it would be the first currency that was truly defined and run by the people. No one person couldContinue reading “How Bitcoin Works vs. How I Imagined it”

Common mistakes people make: The human eye, essential nutrients, and reproduction

The human eye and why I focus so much on mistakes Human biology is full of mistakes. It shouldn’t be a surprise that in our evolutionary travels that we ended up with a few glitches along the way. What is surprising is that we don’t think we have any glitches. We understand that we haveContinue reading “Common mistakes people make: The human eye, essential nutrients, and reproduction”

common mistakes people make: availability heuristic and outcome bias

Human Error and Uncertainty The human experience is anything but predictable. If you are an economist you face this problem sooner than later. One of the great purposes of the sciences is to offer predictability. It is how we made the calendar, how we got to the moon, and how we opened up the worldContinue reading “common mistakes people make: availability heuristic and outcome bias”

The American Dream isn’t worth your time

I decided to reread The Great Gatsby. It is available to the public as its copyright ended this year so I was able to download it from Project Gutenberg. I haven’t read it since high school, and I must say I did not understand the book at all when I originally read it. At theContinue reading “The American Dream isn’t worth your time”

how to not care about what others think

The essence of the problem comes down to survival and trust. The easiest solution to this problem is to survive on your own as you would only have to trust yourself. However, the natural dependence on others since our birth argues that one is better off surviving with the support of others than alone. Thus,Continue reading “how to not care about what others think”

How to gain freedom and “make it” in life

Freedom is my number one value. I used to think I was free. I live in America and I remember singing as a kid the song by Lee Greenwood. In “God Bless the U.S.A” I would always have a deep emotional connection with the words “I’m proud to be an American Where at least IContinue reading “How to gain freedom and “make it” in life”

Contemporary Magic #1

“Hey, Jenny can I tell you a secret?” Ellie asked. Some might say that this was the first question that Ellie has ever truly asked Jenny. Not that they hadn’t conversed before. They knew each other’s favorite color. Both of them knew they liked pizza but Ellie preferred it without pepperoni. They knew each otherContinue reading “Contemporary Magic #1”

Dealing with anxiety – A perspective for the modern age

Anxiety permeates all facets of our lives and is our constant companion. It shows up on test day in the classroom, it’s there when called upon to give a presentation, on the first date anxiety is ever-present, and even in trying to escape the troubles of life, it’s there, nagging about the need to doContinue reading “Dealing with anxiety – A perspective for the modern age”