Author: Dave

Dave is a part-time blogger that writes about whatever suits him at the time.

Do you even lift?

Asking whether or not one should exercise to lose weight isn’t the same as asking whether or not someone can. Dave puts a recent Vox article into its proper perspective and asks “do they even lift?”

The Do-Over

Dave discovers one of his old mini-posts and realizes that a full-length “do over” was the appropriate response.

Herbalife Revisited

In light of the recent FTC settlement involving Herbalife, Dave has a few things to say about it.


Dave, in his inaugural post on fitness and nutrition-related topics, discusses high intensity interval training.

Broscience – The Energy Balance Edition

Coca Cola wants us to believe that weight problems have nothing to do with diet and everything to do with exercise. Dave beats up on this woeful tale of broscience.

Discussing the Unilateral Exit Right…

Dave discusses the unilateral exit right (i.e. secession), how the legal argument was framed, and shares a few additional thoughts. Dave also suggests reading it before bed time.

Comment Rescue – The Regulation Edition

Alternatively titled  “If you want regulations, make sure the rules are crystal clear” zic gets the honor of today’s comment rescue: Pointing out the good side of regulation — how it protects small people (despite the...

Dave and Saul Discuss Market Basket

Throughout the course of a series of email exchanges, Saul and I discussed the story centered around Market Basket, a regional New England-based chain of grocery stores that drew national attention after a longstanding...

The Nuclear Option

Around the country, cities are looking to eminent domain as a way to fix mortgage messes. Dave explains why they shouldn’t.

Finance Discussion Continued

At Ethan’s request, rather than continue the discussion of finance in his post, I’ll post my response to commenter David TC’s response to me.  If people have an interest in continuing the conversation, they...