Category: Economics

Don’t Fear Metrics When Measuring Developer Quality

I want to laugh when people say common metrics shouldn’t be used for establishing developer productivity. It seems like a prototypical pseudo-intellectual move to point out that such metrics can be misleading when used improperly, but the speaker of such

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Real Estate Portfolio Lending

This article defines a real estate portfolio, notes some portfolio lending resources, and discusses when using such resources might be a good or bad idea. This month I closed on my first investment property. I will actually be receiving a

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Creating a Personal Finance Plan from a Template

Through this article I hope to encourage the reader to create a customized financial plan for themselves by drawing on and synthesizing multiple experts in a critical way, rather than taking a single plan at face value. Disclaimer: I’m not

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Ramsey is Wrong on Debt

Dave Ramsey is a smart dude, but I disagree with him on a significant number of issues. A primary disagreement is on the issue of debt. We agree debt is often bad and mainline financial analysis ignores negative, subtle psychological

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Christianity and the Shadow of the Future

Prisoner’s dilemmas create a situation where, in the short run, individuals have an incentive to act in a way that does not lead to a group optimal result. In a repeated game, however, players can gain optimally through cooperation. Because

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I Wish Hodlbot Did This One Thing

HodlBot is a very cool piece of software which operates like an index fund. You pay HodlBot money and HodlBot will allocate a portfolio of cryptocurrency purchases for you. HodlBot supports custom portfolio allocations by coin. You can tell HodlBot

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Fact Checking Cabot Phillips on Dat Micky Deez

I have no idea who Cabot Phillips is but he made the following social media claim: Is that true or sensationalist? Yep, but I was able to produce similar results with easily accessible data, and there is probably some data

Economic Eating

AfterEcon is all about what to after having studied economics. That is, it is all about applying economics (distinct from the study of Applied Economics). This article reviews some recent dietary changes I’ve made through that lens. When I was

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Learning to Build a Budget While an Undergrad

  This article is provided by Jetty, an innovative renter’s insurance provider. If you want to avoid paying a large security deposit, or if you need a guarantor to rent, check out Jetty’s services. Higher education is more important than

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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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