Literature Review Tools: Harzing’s Publish or Perish Review

tldr: If you are conducting a literature review, citation analysis, or similar study, you need to stop using Google Scholar and use Harzing’s Publish or Perish. Google Scholar is quite literally the Google of academic writing. It’s one of the main places, perhaps the main place, to which people go when we need to search … Read more Literature Review Tools: Harzing’s Publish or Perish Review

Hal Varian Makes Sense of NoSQL

The sexy new thing in IT is apparently NoSQL, but I can’t stand the stuff. I tried Couch and Mongo but I didn’t like it for reasons I’ll discuss in this article. More important than my opinion, though, is Hal Varian’s opinion. I was glad to see him reinforce my priors. In Big Data: New … Read more Hal Varian Makes Sense of NoSQL

Short Essay Regarding “Samaritan’s Dilemmas, Wealth Redistribution, and Polycentricity”

The main thrust of this response is to note the relationship between giving and the desire for reciprocity as a determinant of futurism. Under monocentric administration, aggregation of charitable givers results in a loss of identifiable social values. A receiver engaging in thankful reciprocity will be unable to reciprocate in the social terms of the … Read more Short Essay Regarding “Samaritan’s Dilemmas, Wealth Redistribution, and Polycentricity”

Short Essay Regarding “Economic Coordination within a Mixed Ecology of Enterprises: Erasing a Theoretical Antinomy”

This article is another contribution, after the manner of Vandivier (2016), toward the synthesis of Austrian economics and other modern schools of thought. The paper responded to asserts that a reasonable theory of fiscal catallactics must incorporate sociability and venality. This paper responds that venality can be modeled in a way similar to the modern … Read more Short Essay Regarding “Economic Coordination within a Mixed Ecology of Enterprises: Erasing a Theoretical Antinomy”

Open Todo List

This page lists tasks to be done to improve the website and AfterEcon community. Comment to suggest items. Complete forward-model based on the survey and spinoff site Ladderly Printer-friendly pages and articles. Workaround: http://www.printfriendly.com/ Rewrite as a static site integrated to GitHub At the same time, improve look and feel Add academic work to Featured … Read more Open Todo List

David Friedman Isn’t a True Anarcho-Capitalist

This article argues that David D. Friedman is not a true anarcho-capitalist. I suggest Rothbard is a better fit for the prototypical ancap. To be sure, this title and thesis are intended to generate shock. Anyone who’s read my blog knows I’m a huge fan of Friedman and I don’t think highly of Rothbard, so … Read more David Friedman Isn’t a True Anarcho-Capitalist

Virtual Competition Solves Geographic Monopoly

This article defines virtual competition and argues that it is a mechanism to solve geographic monopoly. Virtual competition is competition conducted through exchanges of information. Financial competition, reputation, marketing, and so on are all subsets of virtual competition. Such mechanisms can lead to the displacement of an unproductive producer of physical goods, even if that … Read more Virtual Competition Solves Geographic Monopoly

Short Essay Regarding: “The Use of Knowledge in Political Economy: Paretian Insight into a Hayekian Challenge”

The motivation of this response is to extract and extend a particular line of thought relevant to the article. The article does not pretend to be a holistic summary, response, or extension of Wagner (2016). Instead, the agenda of this article is to cherry-pick support for my own agenda, which is the synthesis of Austrian … Read more Short Essay Regarding: “The Use of Knowledge in Political Economy: Paretian Insight into a Hayekian Challenge”