I will be doing a Conversation with him, here is the opening part of his Wikipedia page: Pierpaolo Barbieri (Buenos Aires, May 17, 1987) is an economic historian, researcher, Executive Director at Greenmantle[and founder of Ualá, an Argentina-based personal financial management mobile app. He is the author of the book Hitler’s Shadow Empire: The Nazis […]
This coming Monday, 9 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. Pacific, here is the link. With myself, Jeff Holmes, Marc Andreessen, Hollis Robbins, and illustrious others, discussing the podcast and everything else too. Please do join us, and if you have done a CWT as a guest we would love to call you up to the mike […]
Here is the audio, video, and transcript. Here is part of the summary: She joined Tyler to discuss what caused the Bronze Age Collapse, how well we understand the level of ancient technologies, what archaeologists may learn from the discovery of more than a hundred coffins at the site of Saqqara, how far the Vikings […]
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That is a new research paper by Tom Coupé, here is one excerpt: I find that search intensity rankings based on Google Trends data are only modestly correlated with more traditional measures of scholarly impact… The definition of who counts as an economist is somewhat, so: Plato, Aristotle and Karl Marx constitute the top three. […]
I’ll compare Twitter macro to blog macro throughout, and here is how I see the strengths and weaknesses of Twitter macro: 1. Super-fast speed of response, and less repetitive than the old blog world. It is easy to comment right away on the most current happening. Unlike with (some) blogs, no wind-ups are required. On […]
Winkelmann grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, and quickly gravitated to technology. His father, an electrical engineer, taught him how to program. The only art classes that he ever took were in his freshman year of high school. At around the same time, a friend introduced him to the electronic-music label Warp Records, […]
…the easiest way for retailers and online stores to get high-end devices into working-class people’s pockets has been through a new method of lending: collateralizing smartphones. Vendors are selling smartphones to first-time borrowers on high-interest payment plans financed by loan companies, but only after users install an undeletable app at the point of sale. The […]
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Should India ban crypto in a return to foreign currency regulations of the past or embrace cryptocurrency? Shruti Rajagopalan has an excellent column reminding us of India’s old system of currency control under the License Raj. If India proceeds with a rumored ban on cryptocurrency, it wouldn’t be the country’s first attempt to impose currency […]
Had enough Zoom meetings? Can’t bear another soul-numbing day of sitting on video calls, the only distraction your rapidly aging face, pinned in one corner of the screen like a dying bug? Well, if so, then boy do we have the app for you. Meet Zoom Escaper: a free web widget that lets you add an […]
In the Philippines, one popular blockchain-based game is even providing pathways out of poverty and helping spread the word about novel technology. Created by Sky Mavis, a Vietnamese startup, Axie Infinity is a decentralized application (dapp) on the Ethereum blockchain where players breed, raise, battle and trade adorable digital critters called Axies. Ijon Inton, an Axie player from […]