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A framework for speed reading

August 6, 2019 · 0 comments

Chances are you've heard about speed reading. A magical technique that allows you to glance at a page of text and immediately extract all of its meaning. But after digging deeper and trying the techniques yourself, you realized that it does not seem to work for you. You may even feel guilty about not being able to read fast enough. After all, if there is a way to read 10,000 words per minute, are you not wasting a lot of time? I was in a similar position myself not too long ago. Read more »

The fundamental need of privacy

December 1, 2018 · 0 comments

In mid-2018, the European Union's data privacy regulation came into effect. Some people regarded it as yet another bureaucratic nightmare made in Europe. They ask: Is all of this trouble really justified for something as petty as privacy? Why should we spend any resources on it at all? One reason may be an underappreciation of our need for privacy. A close look at our societies and our own lives shows that privacy is a fundamental human need of its own and should be treated like one. Read more »

A misconception about immigration

October 22, 2018 · 0 comments

In discussions about immigration, there is a crucial aspect about its economic viability that is often left unsaid: Immigrants create their own demand. Read more »

Blue-eyed islanders puzzle

October 9, 2018 · 0 comments

I recently discovered an interesting logic puzzle which I will thoroughly analyze here. Read more »

Economic thinking

September 6, 2018 · 0 comments

Economics is often portrayed as a dismal science. It seems to be about a small group of experts talking mostly about monetary policy. I want to argue that this is not true and that there is an elegant, natural and simple interpretation that admits far-reaching applications. Read more »