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harmlos” who claimed the Administrivia prize, 374 days after the contest began.
One of my guilty pleasures is reading.
I find myself constantly challenging my own perspective by seeking out new ideas, different approaches, and contrary opinions.
At least that is what I tell myself as I skim through vast quantities of blog posts, media articles and academic journals on topics like economics, personal finance, science, technology, and history.
Many bloggers maintain a static blog roll of their favourite writers. The approach I prefer is to present a running log of well written or interesting content I have recently consumed and thought worth sharing.
Interested readers can join me on my quest for knowledge, learning from content I have recently enjoyed.
Why History Get Stuff Wrong All the Time Brexit: wisdom of crowds proves effective predictor of Britain’s chaotic EU departure The Problem With FIREing At 4% And The Need For Flexible Spending Rules The freedoms Europeans have that 'uncivilised' Australians don't How I invest my own money Losing Dollars vs. Losing Percentages Why this man became a hermit at 20 What PwC Learned from Its Policy of Flexible Work for Everyone Notes from Peter Thiel’s speech at the National Conservatism conference on July 14, 2019 More than 8 out of 10 people in the world will live in Asia or Africa by 2100 Money and Life Lessons From My 20 years As An Immigrant Untitled Adoption of automation technologies Taking Malthus seriously Friendless pound needs the kindness of strangers Financial freedom by making decisions like a Police Commander13 min read The first Europeans weren’t who you might think Timing of FIRE The Shape of the World, According to Old Maps In Case You Missed It, I Am Financially Independent. Philippe Lemoine on Twitter Common transport infrastructure: Welfare effects of the Belt and Road Initiative Does Japan Vindicate Modern Monetary Theory? Life post FIRE – Not So Hot after All? The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World Why FI Is Popular South African teens fly from Cape to Cairo in homemade plane An Idea Is Only Worth So Much How Britain can help you get away with stealing millions: a five-step guide ‘Guaranteed to lose money’: welcome to the bizarro world of negative interest rates Inseparable Pairs Self-Help and the Smuggling of Values Why I’ve changed my mind about the pension savings lifetime allowance Going The Distance Has humanity reached ‘peak intelligence’? What Does Financial Independence Feel Like? A way out from rock bottom: Economic policies can reduce deaths of despair Euro 20/20: Twenty papers to better understand the single currency As small as 12ft by 12ft: are these the worst new flats in Britain? When council estates were a dream The effect of fake news on populist voting: Evidence from a natural experiment in Italy My Preferred Planning Software is MaxiFi The Impressive Stats Behind Amazon’s Dominance of the Cloud DJ Ross One on Twitter ‘Scrappy’ is not the same as ‘crappy’ Brexit bluster comes home to roost as growth hits the buffers Italian Artist Peeta Blends Graffiti and Abstract Forms Into Optical Illusion Murals Visualizing the Wealth of Nations Remarkable Nerve Transfer Surgery Restores Hand Movement To People With Paralysis How behavioural economics helped me kick my smartphone addiction This is how random global returns are Good Investors Make Investing Harder Your state pension: are there missing years in your contributions? How rehab helps heavy drug and alcohol users think differently What Countries Attract the Most Foreign Direct Investment? Knowledge in the hands of the best, not the rest: The decline of US business dynamism Being Middle Class Isn’t Just a Matter of Income Scientists create first ever brain-to-brain interface that lets people communicate using only their minds The Earnings Mirage: Why Corporate Profits are Overstated and What It Means for Investors Technology adoption and the middle-income trap: Lessons from the Middle East and East Asia Should You Take the Annuity or the Lump Sum? Why Things Break: Easy Causes of Business and Investing Failure Amazon in-sourcing nearly half of its parcel transportation needs (with video) Discover Fascinating Vintage Maps From National Geographic's Archives Ten years of recovery, yet not a happy anniversary Digital currency areas Robots and firms Financial Times Never Split the Difference Cheat-Sheet Fantastic arctic fox: animal walks 3,500km from Norway to Canada RailsConf 2019 - Opening Keynote by David Heinemeier Hansson Executive Summary - The Earnings Mirage: Why Corporate Profits are Overstated and What It Means for Investors The economic geography of sovereignist Europe Disappointment – AVC $63 Trillion of World Debt in One Visualization How would you support our ageing population? The Real Cost of Nominal Annuities Intentionally Left Blank Women in Tech, My Unpopular Opinion The 15 Biggest Data Breaches in the Last 15 Years Write a letter to the future. Do it with me. You know you want to. Can you afford to retire: How much super will you really need? Martin Lewis: Financial abuse, joint accounts and managing money within relationships Untitled Does democracy lead to better health? The London Evolution Animation Financial Independence – What Does it Mean For You? Facebook, Libra, and the Long Game Can you be liable for defamation for what other people write on your Facebook page? Australian court says: maybe Who were the Mongols? Market Timing and Risk Management, Part 1 – Macroeconomics An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie Elon Musk on Twitter Our export prospects can burn bright - as long as we dodge a no-deal Brexit The fiction that predicted space travel The Retirement Police and the Definition of Retirement Pinboard on Twitter The Network Effects Manual: 13 Different Network Effects (and counting) The outperformance of low volatility Should you always “protect the principal?” Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think Untitled Inheritance Tax – How Should You Prepare? How does the stock market work? - Oliver Elfenbaum Playing With FIRE Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less Back to Basics (5/5): Maintaining Discipline Bodies in Seats IPML Chapter 1, Jeremy Bentham, Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation Back to Basics (4/5): Choosing a Strategy The future of finance report Here’s a dirty little secret about Australian sporting crowds Untitled Visualizing investors’ emotions Kiwis go one up and bring happiness to the budget Stay in the Game Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance Joining the Libra Association Defining Property This 19th-century London dandy caused a style revolution Two centuries of rapid global population growth will come to an end Blockchain, Association, Reserve Cashing in on Africa’s lucrative mobile money market The Creator and the Crowd: Originality’s Balancing Act Copy Back to Basics (3/5): Protecting Your Wealth