Early Thoughts on Christian Transhumanism

I’ve thought about Christian Transhumanism off and on in the past, but I don’t think I’ve ever done a deep dive. I will be reading and listening more soon, but this article summarizes my current thoughts as of now. This line of thought is inspired by listening to a pair of podcast episodes: Ep 37: … Read more Early Thoughts on Christian Transhumanism

The 5-Link Chain of Great Black Thinkers

Today is Juneteenth, and we are in the midst of both a pandemic and a movement for social justice. Black lives matter, so how can we empower our black brothers and sisters, as well as other minorities? If we are convinced that conservatism is true, which I am, then we should look to conservative Great … Read more The 5-Link Chain of Great Black Thinkers

Elasticity and Efficiency

Does the concept of economic mobility from a firm perspective contradict the notion of robustness implying efficiency? That is, if firms are rapidly and elastically created, used, and destroyed for short-term purposes, should we consider them inefficient? It seems to me that elastic firm dynamics, where a firm is rapidly created, utilized, and destroyed, are … Read more Elasticity and Efficiency

Affluenza, Preference Ratcheting, and Social Spoiling

This article is about a single concept which can be described concisely or named a few ways. I think about this in common parlance as getting spoiled. It’s a negative subsidiary of the income effect where the preference change can be viewed in some sense as inefficient. To illustrate: I recently got an email for … Read more Affluenza, Preference Ratcheting, and Social Spoiling

Three Exceptions in Systematic Model Derivation

I recently wrote about a systematic, bias-minimizing approach to exploratory data analysis and model identification. This article clarifies my preferred process and adds two exceptions to the typical process. I begin by collecting data of interest. The data sets aren’t randomly assembled, but neither are they assembled with a particular operationalization in mind. I am … Read more Three Exceptions in Systematic Model Derivation