Category Archives: Finance and Economics

“We Hit Back” Featured in Abyss & Apex

I’m very excited to announced that my first published story of 2017, “We Hit Back“, now appears in the sixty-first issue of Abyss & Apex. “We Hit Back” was inspired by a thought experiment about the implications of creating and building … Continue reading

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“Chasing A.M.I.E.” Featured on The Overcast

I’m happy to announce that a podcast of my story, “Chasing A.M.I.E.” is now live on The Overcast website. This story explores both the promise and peril of automation. Over the last century, the miracle of automation has freed mankind from … Continue reading

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“Boomer Hunter” Featured in Grimdark Magazine

I’m excited to report that my short story “Boomer Hunter” is in the current issue of Grimdark Magazine. And yes, the story is about exactly what you think it is. In addition to having grimdark themes, the story is what … Continue reading

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Top 10 Predictions for 2013: Results

Three years ago, I started this blog with my top 10 predictions for 2011. I also polled readers on these same predictions. At the end of the year, my accuracy rate was 40%, while my readers were right 50% of … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Unemployment (January 2013 Jobs Data)

After the first Friday of every month, I update the unemployment numbers so that I can compare the unemployment rate under President George W. Bush with the unemployment rate under President Obama at that time. The genesis of this ritual … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Unemployment (December 2012 Jobs Data)

Update: Click here for the most recent jobs statistics. After the first Friday of every month, I update the unemployment numbers so that I can compare the unemployment rate under President George W. Bush with the unemployment rate under President Obama at that … Continue reading

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Top 10 Predictions for 2013

Two years ago, I started this blog with my top 10 predictions for 2011. I also polled readers on these same predictions. At the end of the year, my accuracy rate was 40%, while my readers were right 50% of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Predictions for 2012: Results

In 2011, I started this blog with my top 10 predictions for 2011. I also polled readers on these same predictions. At the end of that year, my accuracy rate was 40%, while my readers were right 50% of the … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Unemployment (November 2012 Jobs Data)

Update: Click here for the most recent jobs statistics. On the first Friday of every month, I update the unemployment numbers so that I can compare the unemployment rate under President George W. Bush with the unemployment rate under President Obama at that … Continue reading

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My 2012 Voting Guide for California’s Propositions

Today I’m filling out my absentee ballot for the 2012 election. In the process, I have decided to offer my own recommendations for how a rational Republican should vote on California’s various propositions this year. Moreover, I’ve compared my recommendations … Continue reading

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