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Would you accept cheaper rent in exchange for a monthly Amazon purchasing quota? | June 12, 2019

Google Chrome, Perfect Antitrust Villain? | May 30, 2019

What happens if building more housing doesn’t work? | May 22, 2019

Crowds, Power and Bitcoin | May 13, 2019

Cooking as a Service | May 9, 2019

Billy Joel: American Kayfabe Master | May 2, 2019

Secrets about people: a short and dangerous introduction to René Girard | April 28, 2019

“I, too, am contrarian” | April 15, 2019

A technical introduction to Bitcoin for non-technical people | March 18, 2019

Why is Twitter dot com, the hell website, so funny? | March 8, 2019