Category: Economics

Lower Priced Houses, Part 3

This article is the third or fourth in a series. See the bottom for links to the other articles. This article discusses purchasing a foreclosed house, a 403k loan, and considerations on small, medium, and large multifamily home buying. I.

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Finding Extra Dollars to Finance Real Estate

I previously wrote about finding lower priced housing, but low prices still aren’t free. At some point you have to pay up. This article assembles a number of traditional and less traditional funding sources you may not have considered. Some

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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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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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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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MB = MC as Weak Analysis

I was scrolling through some of the older things I said on Facebook and found this gem, which I stand by: This was in the particular context of bitcoin price forecasting, which I am notoriously good at. See here and

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Yes, I Called the 2018 eth/btc Rebound

I previously predicted what would happen with Ethereum and Bitcoin at a temporal distance (here, here, here, and here, for example). I then called it again live at the turning point: Here’s today: As one friend noted, I was one

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