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  • Ration Wisely
    All of economics is the study of rationing, because no resource in infinite. Efficiently allocating finite resources is...
  • Radeon R9 and the dreaded BSOD
    Recently I purchased components to upgrade my 5-year-old computer to give it a little bit more power. I got an AMD...
  • The cost of NSA exploitation
    There are plenty of good technical overviews of the Heartbleed vulnerability (including a great overview by XKCD). The...
  • Bitcoin
    I’m fascinated by Bitcoin, but not as a currency. I enjoy it’s mathematical underpinnings, its algorithms, its...
  • Tax Brackets
    I’m with Atrios here (warning: profanity). The easiest part of computing your taxes is the calculation of tax from...
  • Healthcare Agonistes Redux
    It’s been a few months since the launch of the health care exchange, one of the biggest remaining pieces of Obamacare....
  • 2013 Tax Incidence
    Hey, it’s time for my now-annual blog post on tax incidence! Graphs below… The payroll tax cut ended this year, and...
  • Dealing With Stolen Credit Cards
    How funny: the day after I write about password breaches, I learn that one of my credit care numbers has been stolen....
  • Password Breaches: Don’t Panic, Be Prepared
    Hey, look, there’s been another password breach! Is it time to panic? I decided not to. In fact, I decided to pretty...
  • MVP
    How good would you feel about an IRS website that promised you 90% of your income tax refund if you used it? Or a DMV...

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