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Lower Home Prices, Part 2

I recently wrote about 6 ways to lower home price, but not all prices compared apples to apples because some options were turnkey, or move-in ready, while others weren’t. This article looks at move-in ready prices and finds that modular

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Lower House Prices

I recently wrote that 3D printed houses should start to become relatively accessible around 2020. This article discusses a few techniques other than 3D printing which can drive down house costs. I look at the home price problem as a home

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Autism and Judaism

This article describes a possible link between autism and Judaism and/or the Hebrew language. I make no serious claim about this connection. Rather, I mainly note it as a curious thing and I’m jotting it down for possible future thinking

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5 Steps to Correct for Own Bias

This article briefly describes how to correct for own bias. It’s motivated by the question of a Facebook friend: “What steps do you take to actively correct for your bias when you want to determine the answers to complicated socio-economic

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Process Artifacts Coming Soon

I was quipping this morning and I might have uncovered something useful. Culture consultant Jamie Notter put out this article and I mentioned to a coworker: This article is decidedly better than his last, but again, his solution is ‘pay my consultancy’ instead

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The Energy Conversation is Overrated

In 2013 I talked about how the planet would easily accommodate food and water for 9 billion people in 2040. In this article, I argue that the current Malthusian scare about running out of fossil fuels is equally overblown and

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Why It’s Important to Capture Hours Worked, Even on Salary

This article quickly notes a few reasons why you, as an employee or an employer, will want the full hours of work recorded on any project, even for salaried employees. Some firms have a practice of limiting the hours recorded

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On Faith

This article points to five useful resources related to the concept of faith in Christianity. These resources defend the notion that faith and empiricism are complimentary rather than antagonistic. 1 – This Reddit Atheist Realizes that Atheists Engage in Faith

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3D Printed Houses in the US by 2020

ICON and New Story debuted a 3D printed house at SXSW. 3D printed houses have been around for over a year, and kind of around since 2014, but they have been made outside the US and non-compliant with US building

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Why Tax Cuts are Great Even if They Don’t Improve X

This article is in specific rebuttal to a recent WaPo piece complaining that the Trump Tax Cuts aren’t going to work. I briefly review the claims in the article, the tax plan itself, and some general theory. I. The Claims

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