A Quick Look at the ECB

The European Central Bank is the bank of the Eurozone. The ECB is an interesting case study in the centralization of economy policy. Central banks in general are highly centralized structures of economic policy, but the ECB is an even stronger example of centralization because it is a single international policymaker which is substituted for … Read more A Quick Look at the ECB

Was the Government Shutdown Good for the Job Market?

This article will argue that it is possible the government shutdown was actually good for the job market. Washington Post and many others report that in the month of October the US economy picked up tens of thousands of jobs more than were expected. The article goes on to talk about how the official unemployment … Read more Was the Government Shutdown Good for the Job Market?

How Popular is Bitcoin? How Big is the Bitcoin Economy?

This post was inspired by and will include an excellent discussion on the Bitcoin channel for Reddit. This post will be an attempt to calculate how many people use Bitcoin, what percent of the world that is, and how that number compares to numbers of users of other currencies such as the Euro, dollar, yen, … Read more How Popular is Bitcoin? How Big is the Bitcoin Economy?