The Core Problem in Programming

Developers maximize productivity in the economic sense by finding an optimal balance between the quality of their product and the cost at which they produce it. Because the primary marginal cost in programming is labor, lower cost of production is very well proxied by ease of coding. Another major cost in programming is hardware, and … Read more The Core Problem in Programming

4 Malincentives in Traditional Education

This article covers four malincentives which exist in traditional education. I also suggest some alternative modes of learning which reduce these problems. For the sake of this article, the working definition of traditional education is the classroom-teacher model, or teacher-centered delivery. Various malincentives exist with this model: Centralized decision making is prone to cognitive bias … Read more 4 Malincentives in Traditional Education

12 Graph Undergraduate Economics Cheat Sheet

This article contains 12 graphs which pretty much summarize everything an undergraduate economics student would need to learn. Contents: Linearized Competitive Supply and Demand Supply and Demand with Monopoly Firm Production in the Short Run with Technical Efficiency Firm Production in the Short Run with Profit Maximization Firm Production in the Long Run Hicksian and … Read more 12 Graph Undergraduate Economics Cheat Sheet

Morality, Flourishing, and Christianity

This article reviews an interesting debate between Sam Harris and William Lane Craig on morality Sam Harris is one of the better respected atheist thinkers these days. After publishing The Moral Landscape in 2010, Harris debated well known Christian apologist William Lane Craig on the topic of whether atheism or theism best grounds morality. A … Read more Morality, Flourishing, and Christianity

Traditional Higher Education is Anti-Grit

This article argues that higher education should adopt grit-oriented education strategies. Grit is better than IQ at predicting GPA and college graduation rate. However, traditional higher education is anti-grit in several ways. If grit is already a dominant factor in spite of institutional resistance, imagine the potential which could be unleashed when institutions proactively enable … Read more Traditional Higher Education is Anti-Grit