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  1. Trolleys and society - 2024 April 20

    Seeing how a population shops can tell you a lot about that population.


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  2. Low quality course advertisements in 2024 - 2024 February 27

    The state of "educational" offerings in Australia gets more and more dismal by the year. A recent development in this race to the bottom is the emergence of targeted advertisements on social media that are encouraging and manipulating unsuspecting people to enroll in courses that will never provide a positive return on investment to those who enrol.


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  3. Commodities accounting concepts - 2024 February 17

    How should we think about accounting for commodities? While pricing things in dollars is often taken for granted should it be? Should we be thinking about value in terms of volume or tonnage of commodities instead?


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  4. Content moderation inversion - 2023 November 04

    Recent geopolitical events have reminded me of something I noticed for the first time some years ago with the degradation of engagement online.


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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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