Essay Archive

The Bermuda Triangle of Wealth how the average American’s savings disappear without any apparent cause. Cost Disease meets Wealth vs. Income meets Inflation, where the individual solution reinforces the systemic problem. Get Rich or Die Tryin’!


Moloch is Our God: AI, Mankind, and Moloch Walk Into A Bar — Only Two May Leave Existential Competition radically changes your payoff matrix, and anyone unwilling to sacrifice what they care most about to achieve victory will lose to everyone who does. From Roman Generals, to Anime, to conflict between Humanity and A.I….


The Uncharity of College: The Big Business Nobody UnderstandsInvestment Returns are the real prize: if Colleges want to keep them Tax-Free, Tuition MUST remain unaffordable for at least 50% of undergrads. Thus: Cost Disease, Fixed Supply, & Financial “aid”, with Moloch forcing everyone to play the game…


The Panopticon Prism: All Facts Serve A Narrative — Technology unleashed Existential Competition on the (Social) Media, surfacing stories that penetrate Lowest Common Denominator lenses. Smart people rail against this...and forget to articulate their own compelling Narratives, paralyzing younger generations...


The Full Stack of Society: Can You Make A Whole Society Wealthier? — My ~30,000ft framework on radically different — yet successful — strategies for Building Wealth. Touches on Universal Basic Income in Silicon Valley, Interventions in the Middle East, More Billionaires in China than USA, Tech Companies Headquartered in Ireland, Economic Tensions in the EU, and College/Healthcare/Housing that used to be affordable


Steelmanning Censorship: An Argument for the Removal of Content — Censorship exists at the intersection of two noble ideas: (i) Tabula Rasa and (ii) the Supreme Value of each human life. Put those two together and no argument can stand against the regrettable-but-justified virtue of Censorship.


To be continued…