Tom Burgis has done amazing research into the web of kleptocrats that has risen out of the fall of the Soviet Union. Most of the focus is on Russian mobster Semion Mogilevich and the Kazakh Trio of oligarchs that own Eurasian Natural Resources Company.Continue reading “Book Review: Kleptopia”
On Borrowed Time is a both comprehensive and concise study of the economics of mined resources and their related commodities. It is the perfect resource for anyone interested in investing or working in these commodities or their related industries or getting a better handle on how to interpret physical and economic measures of resource availability.Continue reading “Book Review: On Borrowed Time”
I just looooove when non-educators argue with me about education policy. It’s amazing that somebody who watched a 5-minute editorial segment on cable TV thinks they know enough about education in a pandemic to lecture someone who has spent over 200 days teaching during a pandemic. Today’s argument: that schools that “closed” (stayed online) should not have received any federal government funding this year. Let’s break this down.Continue reading “Why Did Some Schools Reopen Faster During the Pandemic than Others?”
GakingFinance is now Econ4All!
Most of my content in the past has focused on personal finance and stock investing, which is great and will continue to be covered here. I also plan to branch into more economics and related topics. The new mission is to create content that is interesting, useful, and accessible to a wider audience.
Economics is for everyone! Economists are covering everything from home economics to sports analytics. Most of it is useful, and all of it is fascinating. And you can expect to find it all here.
All of my old writing content is still here. You can still access the same content the way you always have, but you can now also access it at Econ4All.com. I have been working on several new research and writing projects, so new content is coming soon.