More Econ Nerdyness

“It’s not social manipulation. It’s reinforcing customer satisfaction.” – Yale Fox A DJ in Canada is studying how music impacts customers drink purchases. “The First Drink Syndrome – Bar sales spiked when waves of people entered the club, no matter what music was playing. It’s the urge to fit in. “People will purchase a drink, … [Read more…]


“Why shouldn’t the American people take half my money from me? I took all of it from them.” -Edward Albert Filen If you want a really, really nerdy take on the flat tax, check out my friend Aaron Gubin’s blog. It’s heavy on the econ but worth the read.


“We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for psychedelic drugs. In terms of the role of psilocybin in human evolution on the grasslands of Africa, people not on drugs were behind the curve. The fact is that, in terms of human evolution, people not on psychedelics are not fully human. They’ve fallen to a lower … [Read more…]