Historical Bitcoin Price and Prediction

This article covers a source of historical bitcoin price data and a simple prediction based on that data. One place to find historical bitcoin price data would be from quandl. With an “L,” as in “candle.” It’s a finance thing. I grabbed two data sets and performed separate regressions using Gnumeric. One set of data … Read more Historical Bitcoin Price and Prediction

Pamorama: 50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management

[From John: This article is an amazing compilation of social media tools by Pam Dyer who runs a remarkable site. I realize it is not within the usual interest of the site to discuss things like this, but social media is increasingly important to politics and every other aspect of life and this was just to … Read more Pamorama: 50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management

A Short Discussion on Economics of Organization

This article will make a few short points on the economics of organization. I will argue that in the long run the optimal structure of organization is the individual within a network, that we are progressing towards that model but that we are also still a long distance away. There will be no attempt at being … Read more A Short Discussion on Economics of Organization

Crowdfunding Continues to Evolve

This article will discuss three ways in which crowdfunding continues to evolve. The three ways are: Continued decentralization through self-hosting crowdfunding development. Innovation through subscription crowdfunding. Numerous benefits from increased acceptance of bitcoin. We recently discussed a crowdfunding plugin for WordPress and I mentioned some of the amazing possibilities this would allow. It would allow … Read more Crowdfunding Continues to Evolve

Why Campaign Messaging May Soon Matter Even More

This article will argue that messaging may become more relevant in politics over time and soon. Get Out the Vote: How to Increase Voter Turnout by Gerber et al is a well written and known book in campaign work. Among many bits of great knowledge the book contains is the fact that statistical work shows that messaging … Read more Why Campaign Messaging May Soon Matter Even More

Edgar Schein on Values

In this article I will discuss the problem of dishonesty and talk about how Edgar Schein can help address the problem. In my work I have states repeatedly that worldview drives all kinds of actions. People pursue their own interests necessarily and tautologically. Those interests are determined by worldview and context. Worldview is essentially no … Read more Edgar Schein on Values

Jon Stewart Says Libertarian Conservatism Winning

This article will argue that libertarian conservatism is a thing and that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show considers it to be now controlling the Republican Party. See the following video: In this video Krauthammer perfectly represents the moderate and establishment faction of the Republican party which is sometimes called neoconservatism. Stewart of course represents … Read more Jon Stewart Says Libertarian Conservatism Winning

Nash Equilibrium and the Prisoners’ Dilemma

This article will introduce Nash Equilibrium and the Prisoners’ Dilemma. I will argue that prima facie these provide proof that empathetic markets can produce Nash-Superior equilibria. Let me start off by saying Khan Academy is super awesome. See their short introductory video on Nash Equilibrium and the Prisoners’ Dilemma: First thoughts: The PD does not … Read more Nash Equilibrium and the Prisoners’ Dilemma

The Importance of Moral Information

This article will argue that information is heterogeneous. It will further argue that a particular kind of information is moral information and that information is a key driver of consumer and producer preference. These preferential changes can result in significant shifts of entire supply and demand curves. Let’s say you are told something. You are … Read more The Importance of Moral Information

Self-Crowdfunding Plugin for WordPress

This article will discuss a plugin for WordPress which allows crowdfunding inside of a WordPress website. I recently published an article from USA Today which discussed the fact that the SEC is considering expedition of legalizing corporate stock sales through crowdfunding as an alternative to the IPO and other purposes. This is a major development, … Read more Self-Crowdfunding Plugin for WordPress