Month: October 2013

Historical Bitcoin Price and Prediction

This article covers a source of historical bitcoin price data and a simple prediction based on that data. One place to find historical bitcoin price data would be from quandl. With an “L,” as in “candle.” It’s a finance thing.

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Pamorama: 50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management

[From John: This article is an amazing compilation of social media tools by Pam Dyer who runs a remarkable site. I realize it is not within the usual interest of the site to discuss things like this, but social media is

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A Short Discussion on Economics of Organization

This article will make a few short points on the economics of organization. I will argue that in the long run the optimal structure of organization is the individual within a network, that we are progressing towards that model but

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Crowdfunding Continues to Evolve

This article will discuss three ways in which crowdfunding continues to evolve. The three ways are: Continued decentralization through self-hosting crowdfunding development. Innovation through subscription crowdfunding. Numerous benefits from increased acceptance of bitcoin. We recently discussed a crowdfunding plugin for

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Why Campaign Messaging May Soon Matter Even More

This article will argue that messaging may become more relevant in politics over time and soon. Get Out the Vote: How to Increase Voter Turnout by Gerber et al is a well written and known book in campaign work. Among many bits

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Edgar Schein on Values

In this article I will discuss the problem of dishonesty and talk about how Edgar Schein can help address the problem. In my work I have states repeatedly that worldview drives all kinds of actions. People pursue their own interests

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Jon Stewart Says Libertarian Conservatism Winning

This article will argue that libertarian conservatism is a thing and that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show considers it to be now controlling the Republican Party. See the following video: In this video Krauthammer perfectly represents the moderate and

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Nash Equilibrium and the Prisoners’ Dilemma

This article will introduce Nash Equilibrium and the Prisoners’ Dilemma. I will argue that prima facie these provide proof that empathetic markets can produce Nash-Superior equilibria. Let me start off by saying Khan Academy is super awesome. See their short

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The Importance of Moral Information

This article will argue that information is heterogeneous. It will further argue that a particular kind of information is moral information and that information is a key driver of consumer and producer preference. These preferential changes can result in significant

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Self-Crowdfunding Plugin for WordPress

This article will discuss a plugin for WordPress which allows crowdfunding inside of a WordPress website. I recently published an article from USA Today which discussed the fact that the SEC is considering expedition of legalizing corporate stock sales through

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