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  1. Iron dome economics - 2023 October 08

    With the outbreak of military hostilities in the Israel Palestine conflict this weekend there's been a constant stream of bad takes about the Iron Dome system and wartime economics in general.


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  2. The death of full employment - 2023 September 21

    Technology is moving in such a way that advances in AI will mean that barring massive changes some fraction of people will now be permanently unemployed. This effect of technological unemployment will be most harshly felt in locations with a combination of high wages and high cost of living since the equilibrium forces push more strongly towards replacing labor with capital expenditure in such places. AI is a crucial change because it greatly expands the types of jobs that can be replaced and progress in technology means that the capital expenditure needed to replace labour with technology has dropped. We should revisit assumptions that people who's jobs are destroyed will be able to move to other jobs easily.


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  3. Gold hits record high in USD and closes a week above 2000 USD/ounce - 2023 May 13

    Gold is back at record highs again, multiple world events have transpired lately to push gold past the $2000/USD per ounce mark and has hit its record highs in multiple world currencies.


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  4. Weighted average lease expiry - 2023 April 11

    I've been looking more carefully at commercial real estate lately, occupancy is at record lows in Melbourne at the moment but yet rentals haven't dropped.


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  5. Glycosphate and the breakdown of discourse - 2023 March 20

    Glycosphate is one of those chemicals that's far more brutal than I think anyone imagines. Unfortunately political tensions between polarized groups of people prevents sensible discussions happening on this topic and many other topics related to farming. In recent times discourse has broken down even further with many tensions between legislators and farmers spilling over into massive widespread protests worldwide.


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  6. Exit liquidity shills - 2023 March 20

    What is exit liquidity and why do people shill for it?


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  7. Collateral crisis psychology - 2023 March 19

    Many people have no idea how the banking industry works and therefore have no idea what's driving th current crisis. I've noticed a lot of people who are dead wrong about it being very smug about things. They'll probably lose a lot of money and even they they still might not learn. Interactions with these people can be difficult especially if you are actually trying to help them.


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  8. Luna a modern case of hyperinflation - 2023 March 19

    The complete implosion of LUNA is a fascinating example of hyperinflation in the modern world.


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  9. Bags of rocks at the LME warehouses - 2023 March 18

    The London Metals Exchange has had a number of issues with the Nickle market over the last few years, the most recent scandal however might be more amusing than all the others.


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