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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PROJECTS

This Artwork Is Always On Sale

TAIAOS is a unique, rare digital artwork that is always on sale. It can bought at any time by anyone, because the owner must always specify a price they are willing to sell it at. Through this always-on auction, it supports the artist by requiring the owner to pay a 5% pa patronage towards the artist at their self-specified price. If the owner does not pay required patronage, it can be foreclosed by a digital steward for safekeeping.

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IDEAS

Radical Markets In The Arts

We've all been there: finding ourselves lost past midnight reading a new book, tearing up, watching an Oscar-winning movie & indulging in the ecstasy of a new melodic hook. The arts are important to all of us. Exploring how we can fund & create new markets in the arts will not just allow humanity to experience more of the meaningful moments attached to it, but also be an imperative for where we are headed as a society.

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IDEAS

What is Harberger Tax & Where Does The Blockchain Fit In?

Harberger Tax is an economic policy that aims to strike a balance between pure private ownership & total commons ownership in order to increase general welfare of society. It helps ensure that property is more productively utilised by the society, resulting in an increase of overall economic productivity and general welfare of society. It keeps the power of the market, whilst reducing the inefficiencies in how property is currently allocated. At a relative cost to efficiency in investment returns, it reduces the prevalence of monopolies that exclude society from an asset’s wealth generating capabilities.

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IDEAS

Tokens 2.0: Curved Token Bonding in Curation Markets

Since introducing Curation Markets in earnest earlier this year, quite a few projects have started adopting some of the designs. Curation Markets is a set of protocol designs that aims to reduce information asymmetry through the use of tokenized signals. Tokens are minted as needed through a continuous token model. Within the projects announced the past few months, the most important facet from Curation Markets that these projects are adopting is the continuous token bonding curve.

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IDEAS

History Is Rhyming: Fitness Functions & Comparing Blockchain Tokens To The Web

The web lowered costs to share new kinds of information. Blockchain tokenization decreases the cost to coordinate by orders of magnitude. Coordination systems are utilised when the cost to run them are less than the benefits they provide. New coordination systems will come to exist because we've substantially lowered the costs to implement them.

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