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20 Posts


Remainders: From Maslow to Marshmallows
June 03, 2018
A roundup of internet ephemera and interesting tidbits including the truth about Maslow's pyramid, a fascinating interview with Malcolm Gladwell, and a Tesla software update that improved stopping significantly.
Remainders: From Rubber Rooms to Reply All
May 17, 2018
A collection of interesting links and reads from the week.
Why Coke Cost a Nickel for 70 Years Video Style
April 02, 2018
The history of why Coke was priced at a nickel for 70 years, explained in a Planet Money podcast turned video.
The Economics of Basketball Fads
January 02, 2016
Exploring the intersection of basketball, economics, and fads.
An Algorithm for the Economy
November 20, 2014
Exploring the algorithm for how technology forms the economy.
The History of Timesheets
August 04, 2013
The history of timesheets and their origins in charging by units of time.
What's happening to malls?
December 24, 2012
The impact of online retailing on malls and the potential for hundreds to be repurposed or demolished.
Jumpstarting a Market
December 16, 2012
Google's attempt to jumpstart a stagnant market with its fiber internet in Kansas City.
Why Coke Cost a Nickel for 70 Years
November 15, 2012
The reasons behind Coca-Cola's pricing for 70 years.
Everything you ever wanted to know about pallets
October 22, 2012
The importance and history of shipping pallets revealed in a thousand-word story.
The Economics of Games
September 30, 2012
Exploring the economic impact of video games, including the unconventional currency systems and potential effects on real-life economic activity.
The Safety of Brands
May 31, 2012
The changing nature of brand accountability in the digital age.
Politically Correct
May 29, 2012
A discussion on the use of language by liberals and conservatives, including an interesting anecdote about science fiction in the Soviet Union.
Sporting Stuff
May 27, 2012
A collection of interesting sports-related tidbits and quotes.
Optimism versus Pessimism
January 29, 2012
Kahneman's take on overconfidence as the engine of capitalism.
December 12, 2011
A post about acknowledging and learning from past mistakes in one's career.
Bad Business
November 30, 2011
The harsh reality of the airline industry's negative earnings.
The Other Globalization
November 28, 2011
The changing dynamics of globalization and its impact on the American economy and job market.
Luddite Falacy or New Age?
November 13, 2011
Examining the impact of technology on job creation and destruction, and questioning the long-term effects of a move to a software world.
What Separates Psychology and Economics
November 09, 2011
The distinction between psychology and economics as related to Daniel Kahneman's discoveries.
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