While our political divides aren’t going away, the way we talk about them should.
How would we get a social media service that won’t sell our personal data?
In which an economist looks at one of the seminal science fiction works of the 20th Century.
Warning: This post contains unmarked spoilers for The Last Jedi
So how did New Zealand’s election go?
On Saturday New Zealand has an election, who are the main players and what are the big issues?
Many scientists like to nitpick science fiction, but why should they have all the fun?
Bet you weren’t expecting this..
A lot of people feel that the global economy has let them down. How do we figure out whether that is true, and what to do about it?
In the end, we decided to flag it.
We conclude the market failure series by talking about what to do when you have goals besides allocative efficiency.
Unfortunately correcting market failures is an exercise in using one imperfect tool to fix the imperfections in another.
Thinking is hard.
A series of impressions of the new Star Wars movie. Spoilers are included but blacked out.
What you don’t know can hurt everyone.
Why can’t we all just get along?
What happens when a small number of producers or consumers starts to gain control over the price system?
Economic decision-making becomes a lot more complicated when your decisions affect 3rd parties.
To understand what a market failure is, you first need to understand the market successes.
In which I outline an eight-part series on how markets can fail, and what to do about it.
An examination of what the Greek situation can tell us about the importance of trust, and its absence.
A tale of spiders, ambitious princes and the Royal succession. And yet, nothing to do with Game of Thrones.
A brief eulogy for Sir Terry Pratchett. What was your favorite Pratchett work?
It’s probably not what you think.
In which I engage in a meandering exploration of what purpose an oath serves in the 21st Century.
A strange end to a strange campaign.
Alternative title: The US isn’t the only country holding an election this year.
Season 2, Episode 22: “The Fall of Night”
Season 2, Episode 21: “Comes the Inquisitor”
This week, it’s Season 2, Episode 19: “Divided Loyalties”
And get a haircut dammit!
Game of Thrones has set sail for 2014, leaving us to find other things to obsess over.
This week, it’s Season 2, Episode 15: And now for a Word.
Or “Keep it Simple, Stupid”
This week, episode 2.12 – “Acts of Sacrifice”
Small Gods from “Fear is strange soil” to “Most gods find it hard to walk and think at the same time”