Ed Stringham and the Information Puzzle

I recently began writing about my interest in The Preference Elasticity of Demand. This article argues that the Austrian School of Economics is a logical theoretical home for the theory of preference elasticity. I also discuss an objection the preference elasticity called the information puzzle. Ed Stringham is an Austrian economist and author of Private … Read more Ed Stringham and the Information Puzzle

4 Factors of Question Quality

This article discusses some of the properties of a good question or research project. Consider a group of research activities. They are expected to have a variety of costs and benefits. From economics we can generally assert that the quantity of research effort should be increased until the marginal benefit equals the marginal cost. In … Read more 4 Factors of Question Quality

Project Managers and Knowledge Types

This article will discuss a fundamental economic inefficiency with Project Managers and Middle Management and how this leads into a delineation of knowledge types.   The Fundamental Problem With Project Managers and Middle Management “I don’t have the local knowledge to do this,” said my project manager. His words, not mine. Although I wasn’t sure … Read more Project Managers and Knowledge Types

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

Why You Should Reference Wikipedia

This article will discuss reasons to reference Wikipedia pages. Wikipedia is a great resource with a mixed reputation. It is lauded as an introductory or quick reference, but despised as an academic one. The reason is simply that it is easily edited by just about anyone. This objection is a poor one. Wikipedia allows the use … Read more Why You Should Reference Wikipedia

A Time of Freedom

CBS News reports that Snowden was granted temporary Russian asylum today. The Russians played their role as actors well for a time, but we all knew this was coming. The Russians still consider the US a great enemy behind closed doors. The Washington Post reports that Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, … Read more A Time of Freedom

Finding People – Political Marketing Research Techniques

1) Google the person. Include relevant state, if possible. White Pages is a great tool 2) Reverse phone number look up at 411.com 3) Candidate info can be found in FEC filings at fec.gov. Go to the “finance disclosure portal” then “candidate and committee viewer” then search. 4) Consultants and other actors often have personally … Read more Finding People – Political Marketing Research Techniques

Snowden, Manning, Assange…Breitbart?

Politically far right writer, and I say that in the best possible way, Victoria Jackson has recently written this article claiming that the US government may have assassinated two other far right media figures, Andrew Breitbart and Michael Hastings. I have written previously that free flow of information is both necessary to the optimal society … Read more Snowden, Manning, Assange…Breitbart?

Free Information Necessary for Free Markets

The Cornerstone is Free Information and the Fact that the US is Opposed to it. Snowden, Manning and Assange are all tied to the much-maligned Wikileaks. What does Wikileaks do? It provides an outlet for the free flow of information. The ignorant facets of society point out that free flow of information might endanger the … Read more Free Information Necessary for Free Markets

5 Ways to Properly Cite Wikipedia and Dynamic Information Sources

Tldr – Archiving, screenshots, videos, Google Chrome’s “Print as PDF” and other techniques allow proper citation of Wikipedia articles. Wikipedia is an amazing aggregation of information. Usually it has a combination of balanced scholarship, thorough sourcing and in-depth information. While that does not hold for all of their pages, and while some of the sources … Read more 5 Ways to Properly Cite Wikipedia and Dynamic Information Sources