Nation of Beancounters


Posted in Uncategorized by Navin Kumar on July 7, 2014

1. Megan McArdle speculate brilliantly on what factors are responsible for shitty personal finance. Universal, and a must read.

2. “Love is not enough.

3. In what ways are firms inefficient?

4. Eugene Volokh wins the cultural appropriation debate. Extended analysis here.

5. Why poor people buy status symbols. Speculative but interesting.


Posted in Uncategorized by Navin Kumar on February 18, 2013

1. There is no great stagnation in chess pieces. Nor in batteries.

2. Why are some companies flat and others hierarchical?

3. Noah Smith on David Graeber. “After writing a 500-page book about 5000 years of debt, David Graeber should be an expert on the topic. Yet his pronouncements on the subject are vague or seemingly contradictory…” You can find me on David Graeber here.

4. The quotations you read in newspapers and magazines aren’t actually quotations.

5. More biology vs sociology. Love the premise: “the most attractive members of each sex are the ones with the widest range of options, and therefore that their behavior more closely reflects each sex’s actual preferences”