How Extreme are Nonvoters?

Jan-Willem van Prooijen recently published on Psychological Features of Extreme Political Ideologies. Prior research has been mixed. One thesis indicates that self-identified progressives are in fact not tolerant, but another thesis which is particularly popular in academia is the idea

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The Great Debate On Morality, Post Mortem

See the recording of the debate here. Comments were preserved from the chat! I was unable to see the chat during the debate. Dan and I ended up asking each other questions instead of taking audience questions. Here is a

The Great Debate On Morality, Opening Remarks

This prospective article is drafted to outline my opening remarks for a live YouTube debate with my friend Dan Rothschild. This is part one of a series of at least two and possibly three. After the debate, I will write

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First Impression of YNAB

No, this is not an April Fool’s post. This is a few of my first impressions using You Need a Budget. I don’t mind the approach it takes of budgeting actual cash on hand. I like the digital integrations with

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ARV Calculation Case Study

I’m trying to estimate the after repair value (ARV) of a home I own in Alexandria, VA. This article show initial steps in doing that. My basic approach to ARV estimation is to comp the target house plan. While I’m

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More on De Facto Rights

Many times when I discuss natural rights with people, I frame the conversation into one of de facto rights. This is because I believe natural rights, as the founding fathers and others used the term, were rights which come from

On The Rights of Children

Fee recently posted an article arguing that we should raise the voting age. A Facebook friend also posted recently, saying: The most complicated issues for either libertarianism or anarchism is anything to do with children; from conception till they are

On Work-Derived Open Source Code

I am active on StackOverflow and other Stack Exchange sites. I don’t usually post my questions and answers redundantly on afterecon.com, but I think this is a useful exception. See this answer from a Stack Exchange site called The Workplace.

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Price-Based vs Event-Based BTC Forecasting

One reason I got out of stock trading and into crypto trading years ago is because it was clear that stocks were being driven by events and news much more than fundamentals, and it was nearly impossible for me to

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How Should I Save Money?

Much of my work is dedicated toward getting people from a bad financial situation into a good one, but this article describes my advice about what to do once you have arrived. Much of my work is dedicated to alternative

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