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  1. Demand destruction anecdotes - 2022 November 09

    Lately I've run across a few amazing examples of demand destruction that I couldn't help but write about.


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  2. The 2006 debasement of NZ coinage - 2022 November 07

    In 2006 NZ demonetized the 5c piece and entirely debased its 10, 20 and 50 cent coins.


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  3. Expensive lettuce and cheap sushi - 2022 September 10

    Australia had a lettuce shortage, perhaps the strongest manifestation so far of how food supplies are changing and how slack capacity has been removed from systems. We may be seeing the start of a new era with lower availability of variety in foods as compared to before.


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  4. The myth of the unbalanced government budget - 2022 May 30

    There's a pervasive misunderstanding that people have where they think it's possible for a government budget to be unbalanced. In some very real senses this actually isn't a concept that makes any sense and I explain why in this article.


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  5. Crypto crash update May 2022 - 2022 May 29

    The crypto space is now in a really nasty bear market, here's an update for the end of May 2022.


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  6. Economic sanctions and vodka bans - 2022 May 16

    In the middle of the Russia-Ukraine crisis many people started calling for all sorts of bans. How effective are these really? Calls for bans on Vodka are far more informative than I'd ever have imagined as it exposes many of the complexities of the modern world including how brands are so utterly disconnected from what they represent.


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  7. Why I stopped using Ebay to sell things - 2022 May 15

    Why I stopped selling things on Ebay.


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  8. Russia-Ukraine conflict crypto grifting - 2022 March 02

    There's definitely unscrupulous people out there who live by the notion of "never let a crisis go to waste" who are using the recent war as a means to grift and scam. Some of these people are using crypto currencies to run these scams.


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  9. Bastiat on legal systems and morality - 2022 February 28

    Came across a highly relevant quote from Bastiat today


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