BOA and Budgeting: Multi-Category Transactions

I recently bragged about some major improvements Bank of America (BoA) has rolled out to their online platform which facilitate real budgeting. Even so, I noted some issues. This article provides a partial update, describes two new issues, and a

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Hands-Off Production

So I have an idea for an invention. It’s simple, I’ll describe it here. I’m also not an engineer. So I’ll define and analyze the feasibility of what I am calling hands-off production. The product is a premium hair clipper

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Non-Market Decision Making Reading Notes Section 3.6

This article contains my notes on the section 3.6 readings for Leeson’s Economics of Non-Market Decision Making. 3.6 Alternative Institutions of Property Protection and Conflict Resolution Allen, Douglas W., and Vera Lantinova. 2013. “The Ancient Olympics as a Signal of

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Further Contra Uncertainty

This article further criticizes the notion of Knightian uncertainty which is often used to attack equilibrium theory. Section II highlights some past work. I recently watched and old debate between Caplan and Boettke. The debate focuses on the validity of

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8 Biblical Money Principles

This article summarizes some of my favorite findings from a simple Google search on biblical financial stewardship. Super basic: Do a budget. Consider project costs and plan properly. Don’t love money. Everyone knows the Bible says money is a root

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Caplan on Genetic Studies Applied to Grit

I’ve recently been talking about grit. Industrial psychology has some literature deflating grit which I criticized. That is, I have been defending grit. One criticism I gave was that I think some of the genetic claims are incorrect. Bryan Caplan

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7 Reasons Degreed and Enterprise Need Academic Validation

I recently wrote about 3 interesting research questions which could leverage Degreed data. These questions are interesting from an academic perspective, but why should Degreed care? This article explains benefits which would accrue to Degreed and its enterprise users upon

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Current Research Goals

This article identifies various goals I currently have and assesses their compatibility with my presently preferred dissertation topic. The goal of my research is twofold: Prepare for an enjoyable career Make an actionable contribution to the literature An enjoyable career

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3 Research Questions for Degreed

Degreed is the leading aggregator of alternative credentials. Their intent is to “jailbreak the degree,” or displace the traditional 4 year bachelor’s education. Section I outlines proposed research questions, emphasizing my preferred question. Section II describes a few possible research

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Autoacculturation and Threshold Earning

This article argues that culture affects productivity and therefore income-maximizing immigrants will engage in autoacculturation, which is considered to be a preference for native values over values from the immigrant’s homeland. In contrast, threshold earners are expected to engage a

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