IDEAS

Clovers & Continuous Economies Around Algorithms

I'm really happy to see Clovers finally go live! It's a blockchain application where you collect unique patterns of finished games of Othello (called Clovers). The most prized ones are those that exhibit symmetry. It's fun, quirky, nerdy, arty, but interestingly: a step forward in building economies around algorithms themselves.

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IDEAS

Cells As Firms

In imagining & visualising economic systems, especially the firm, there's a lot of metaphors that have been used in the past. For example, firms as culture, or firms as machine. One that I particularly enjoy that I haven't seen mentioned in depth at all, is seeing the firm like biological cells.

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IDEAS

Exploring Harberger Tax Rates in Virtual Collectibles & Patronage Markets

In the creation of patronage as an asset class, one creates virtual collectibles whose beneficiary earns revenue at a specific rate from an always specified self-assessed price by the owner. An outstanding question is what rates to set.

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IDEAS

Maximising Blockchain Collectible Economies

What is the optimal size for a blockchain collectible (NFT) economy? How many unique items should be in a collection? How does one maximise the value of this economy? These are very interesting questions, because there's a trade-off between scarcity of a collectible economy & its inclusivity (allowing users to participate through ownership of a collectible). Currently, many projects in the space simply thumb-suck the size of their economies or employ unproven generation of new collectibles. The projects either generated too much or too little.

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IDEAS

Patronage As An Asset Class

By combining the incentives of patronage, profit & collectibles, we can create a new tradable asset class that supports the funding of the commons. In addition to supporting artists and open source communities, this idea can be utilized to save our fragile planet from the ongoing effects of climate change.

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Ideas

Random Walks Across The Aisle: Introducing Certainty Through Randomness in Electoral Systems

The world sometimes feels chaotic & random. What if adding more randomness made it less so? Today, electoral systems can be costly, corrupted, underrepresented, and prone to manipulation by moneyed interests. Various proposals have been put forth that removes some of these issues by focusing on introducing randomness.

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PERSONAL

A New Home. Moving Away From Medium

I love Medium. I really do. It has given me an amazing platform over the past few years to share my ideas with others. I only had to think about putting my words down. Medium, regularly provided 20-30% of traffic to my articles. I have over 8000 followers on there. I wouldn't be the writer I am today without Medium. As I am shifting gears however, I'm looking to expand beyond Medium, for various reasons.

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LIFE

We’re All Restaurants: Treating Emotional Responsibility Like Allergies

In order to understand healthy emotional responsibility, I've come to adopt the attitude of treating one's own emotions & the emotions of others, like allergies. In any relationship: be it with lovers, friends, family or colleagues, there's often a question around emotional responsibility. In dealing with one's own and others emotions, what is reasonable & responsible behaviour? What am I supposed to take care of, what should I share and what should I expect from others? What behaviour should I promote, what should I tolerate and what should I avoid? When should I listen to my own emotions and act on it and when should I take a step back?

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