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Hi there! It’s us, McKinsey, the spreadsheet sociopaths ruining the world and making a pretty penny doing it!

If you haven’t seen the New York Times piece on McKinsey’s latest fuckery, the link is here. Their “latest fuckery” is their work with Purdue Pharma (the OxyContin producer that fueled the…


Discussing the Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Controversy

Twitter has been buzzing over the potential of forgiving student loan debt. Passionate arguments both for, and against the proposal. …


“Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics”

Source: Tenor

Introduction

Well, as we await the final results in this country that looks more like a banana republic with each passing day, I wanted to take this time to release a short piece that I wrote for work on polling and how it applies to politics…


Hello everyone.

My next piece on political economy will need to wait a couple days, as I am busy dealing with a few things IRL. …


(This is Part 10 of a series on political economy on my blog. Read the introduction to the series here. Read the previous part here.)

A typical corporate boardroom (Source: https://twitter.com/NitroUf/status/1235676393817747456)

My first Intro to Taleb

Around a few years ago, I informed my dad that I was thinking about studying statistics in college, and he ended up giving me a…


(This is Part 9 of a series on political economy on my blog. Read the introduction to the series here. Read the previous part here.)

We find new health risks from air pollution all the time. Shocker. (Source: https://www.rtmagazine.com/disorders-diseases/chronic-pulmonary-disorders/copd/air-pollution-increases-copd-risk-speeds-aging-process/)

Going Beyond Incentives and Signals

In the last post, we looked at the system of incentives (firm’s profit motive and consumer’s utility maximization) and signals (prices) that allow capitalism to…


(Apologies for my hiatus. This is Part 8 of a series on political economy on my blog. Read the introduction to the series here. Read the previous part here.

Production is confusing. How do we coordinate the production of millions of people to fulfill their needs? (Source: VectorStock through Google Images)

Introduction

As noted in our previous posts on markets, pricing, and “freedom” in capitalism, nothing in capitalism is truly “free”. First, all…


(Part 7 of a series on political economy on my blog. Read the introduction to the series here.)

“But I thought capitalism was freedom?” “Nope.” (Source: College Confidence Coach)

Introduction

As noted in our previous posts on markets and on pricing in capitalism, the notion that markets are “free” is a misunderstanding. Fundamentally, all economies are planned economies. The key distinction between…


(Part 5 of a series on Political Economy I am writing on this blog. See the series Introduction here. See Part 1 here. See Part 2 here. See Part 3 here. See Part 4 here. …

Apex

Building Post-Liberal Theory. 🌲 🏴‍☠️.

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