Monthly Archives: April 2011

7 Principles of Doing a PhD

Having recently finished my PhD, I want to make a few comments about the decision to “do a PhD.”  Occasionally acquaintances ask me whether they should do a PhD, and I typically respond with some of the following opinions. Realizing … Continue reading

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Are Wills and Kate Good for Economic Growth?

I will admit I set my alarm this morning to get up and see some of the royal wedding.  I don’t mind saying I found it interesting, but I also was hoping just maybe I would see my wife in … Continue reading

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Be A Secret Agent with Your iPhone

I just learned about this app for the iPhone called Field Agent.  Using this app, you agree to a mission in your area posted by an anonymous client.  You then go accomplish the mission within 120 minutes and Field Agent … Continue reading

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How to Fix Jury Duty

One way I know I am different from most Americans is that I like jury duty.  My wife can tell you how truly excited I was the first time I got the golden ticket jury summons.  I realize it imposes … Continue reading

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Keynes vs Hayek Rap

So it turns out my recent post on the debt was one of my more popular posts thus far.  I don’t plan on writing much on macro issues, but I have to post this macro video. It is really, really … Continue reading

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Deadly Lines

Each year about 7,000 Americans die waiting for a kidney.  Only 1 in 10 needing a kidney get one. If you have been reading some of my posts lately, you won’t be surprised I think a market for kidneys is … Continue reading

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Skeleton in the Closet

A dozen times I’ve heard my mom say that every few years the scientists change their mind on whether eggs are healthy.  In the last few years, ketchup bottles have shed claims that lycopene reduces your risk of prostate cancer.  … Continue reading

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