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Goodhart's law
When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure
economics  metrics  optimization 
3 days ago by nelson
Taxes and charitable donations
An economic argument that charitable donations should not be tax deductible
taxes  charity  politics  economist  economics  philanthropy 
8 weeks ago by nelson
Uber charging drivers
Gambling scheme; pay up front for bonus pay during the week
uber  scummy  regulation  economics  abuse 
october 2017 by nelson
History of scientific publishing
Details on how we have the current ruinous system
publishing  science  economics  history  elsevier  springerverlag 
june 2017 by nelson
LGBT in Indonesia
Interesting report on gay rights and economics in Indonesia
indonesia  lgbt  gay  economics  via:ckline 
june 2017 by nelson
Blizzard economy
Blizzard is letting you buy virtual goods across games with in-game currency
games  economics  blizzard 
february 2017 by nelson
Obama metrics
Nice set of numbers that make the Obama administration look good
obama  politics  president  economics 
january 2017 by nelson
Schelling model
A simple model demonstrating racial segregation
games  segregation  schelling  economics 
december 2016 by nelson
Trade and US economy
Exhausting but thorough examination of how global free trade affects the US economy, particularly workers
trade  economics  us  unitedstates  trump 
april 2016 by nelson
Twitch economics
Game broadcasting; says a $5 subscriber nets the streamer $3
twitch  games  economics  ads  lol 
december 2015 by nelson
Greek debt timetable
Simple visualizations of what payments are due when
greece  debt  economics  grexit  politics 
july 2015 by nelson
Kansas tax failure
Grand Republican experiment in supply-side economics is a failure
kansas  taxes  brownback  republicans  economics 
june 2015 by nelson
100 Charts Project
Data visualization project showing demographic changes over time
demographics  charts  visualization  economics 
january 2015 by nelson
Virtual Economies
New academic book on game economies
games  economics  mmos 
july 2014 by nelson
Piketty response to FT
Economist refutes data criticisms point by point
piketty  economics  ft 
may 2014 by nelson
Data problems with Piketty
FT blog alleges "Capital in the 21st Century" cooked the numbers.
economics  piketty 
may 2014 by nelson
Minimum wage
Truly outrageous fake budget; assumes two jobs, no expenses
money  budget  poverty  economics  america 
july 2013 by nelson
Diablo RMAH failure
Game developer admitted at GDC that the real money auction house hurt the game
blizzard  games  rmah  auction  economics 
may 2013 by nelson
Eve economics
Good interview with the economist for the online game
games  ccp  economics  eveonline  eve 
may 2013 by nelson
Eve economics update
Game changes lead to major changes in commodities prices in the online game
games  economics  mmos  eve  eveonline  ccp 
june 2012 by nelson
Facebook is not worth $33B
September 2010, dhh of 37signals proclaims
facebook  valuation  internet  startup  economics  ipo 
may 2012 by nelson
Exports to Mars
Reported import and export numbers don't add up
economics  trade  tradedeficit 
november 2011 by nelson
Eve market data
The online game with the most robust economy is releasing data for study
games  eve  eveonline  ccp  market  economics  database 
august 2011 by nelson
SEC on flash crash
Report says a single large, unusually fast trade started a stampede
economics  sec  flashcrash  trading  complexsystems 
october 2010 by nelson
Eve ship costs
What the various ships in Eve cost, in terms of hours of play or US dollars. The crazy thing about Eve is these ships can be destroyed, value obliterated
games  eveonline  ccp  economics  isk 
february 2010 by nelson
Gettin' by in Liberia
Amazing series of blog posts about the informal economy of Liberia
liberia  journalism  economics 
january 2010 by nelson
Goozex
Trading community for games and movies.
games  trading  markets  economics 
november 2009 by nelson
Eve economic newsletter
Latest quarterly report from the in-game economist. Interesting analysis of the impact of banning a bunch of gold farmers, also increasing the supply of a low level crafting material
economics  mmos  eve  eveonline  ccp  games 
november 2009 by nelson
Freakonomics sexism
Scathing indictment of their recent bit about prostitution.

Also, "Freakonomics, of course, is the science of choosing an appropriately wacky or controversial subject (sumo wrestlers, abortion), applying a little economic analysis to it and coming up with a shocking conclusion that will make people blog about you"
economics  freakonomics  feminism  gender  prostitution 
october 2009 by nelson
Eve vs. RMT
Eve Online developers banned a bunch of accounts doing real money trade. Great analysis of the aftermath.
eve  rmt  games  eveonline  mmos  economics 
august 2009 by nelson
Eve RMT economics
Details of the trade in PLEXes in Eve Online, essentially a proxy for buying in-game currency
eve  eveonline  mmos  economics 
august 2009 by nelson
Atlantica Online microtransactions
Nice description of how this new game finance model works in AO
games  micropayments  microtransactions  mmos  economics 
august 2009 by nelson
Journalism revolution
Well reasoned, calm essay about the coming end of newspaper journalism and how to approach replacing it
newspapers  print  journalism  economics  internet 
march 2009 by nelson
Merrill's $4B bonuses
It's pretty astonishing that federal money is used to pay failing bank executive bonuses
scandal  finance  merill  merrilllynch  tarp  economics 
january 2009 by nelson
NYT OpEd on the financial crisis
Scathing, detailed argument that the government's response to the financial crisis has been exactly wrong. Read the followup, too.
via:kottke  politics  economics  finance  wallstreet  sec 
january 2009 by nelson
Spam economics
Researches infiltrate the Storm botnet, get amazing data on the results
economics  badtech  spam  botnet 
november 2008 by nelson
Gawker's payroll
Details of what Gawker pays their bloggers; $80k / year for the top ones
gawker  blogs  payroll  economics  editorial 
march 2008 by nelson
Bear Stearns deal
Day by day account of the negotiation
money  finance  economics  bearstearns  collapse  crisis  via:peter 
march 2008 by nelson
VC failure
Even the top VC firms at best broke even for funds 2000-2004
venturecapital  investment  economics  money 
november 2007 by nelson
About quants
Good introductory article about quantitative finance and the recent mortgage market fiasco
quants  wallstreet  investment  finance  economics  mortgage 
october 2007 by nelson
US GDP map
States renamed as countries, by GDP
map  visualization  economics  politics  gdp 
june 2007 by nelson
SL Economy rebuttal
Castronova argues that Second Life's economy is ok, just very small
antihype  secondlife  interesting  economics  metaverse  debunk  second_life  hype  world  market  economy  nelson:autotagged 
january 2007 by nelson
Simple investments
Too long to read the whole thing, but nice to share this context with my friends
google  toread  business  investing  money  economics  economy  article  stocks  investment  finance  nelson:autotagged 
december 2006 by nelson
Wheaties for your Wallet
My friend Marc's new personal finance company has a blog, off to a good start
financial  finance  business  money  blogs  economics  personalfinance  blog  tips  consumer  advice  nelson:autotagged 
september 2006 by nelson
Eve Economics
Developer shows some basic financial data about inflation
mmorpg  eveonline  economics  eve  nelson:autotagged 
august 2006 by nelson
Countries by cash
Japan has 165B dollars. US has -829B. (via Metafilter)
statistics  money  reference  government  interesting  economics  world  politics  news  debt  history  nelson:autotagged 
august 2006 by nelson
Not your computer
Schneier breaks down all the people trying to control your machine
rights  secutiry  computing  economics  legal  drm  ownership  lore  security  schneier  issues  nelson:autotagged 
may 2006 by nelson
GalCiv II Postmortem
Awesomely frank article about developing the new indie game
galciv  gaming  resource  galciv2  support  economics  budget  game  games  design  stratigy  nelson:autotagged 
april 2006 by nelson
Bad time for a startup
Flickr founder says there are too many startups now, I've been thinking about this myself
web2.0  web  vc  business  company  economics  startup  entrepreneurship  blog  startups  flickr  nelson:autotagged 
march 2006 by nelson
Gold Farming
Too long, but the tribulations of a mom and pop operation in EQ
gaming  goldfarming  economics  virtualworlds  mmorpg  mmo  games  everquest  videogames  article  farming  nelson:autotagged 
january 2006 by nelson
Veblen goods
Something that is more desireable the more expensive it is
archangel  consumption  reference  psicologia  economics  wikipedia  ideas  business  trends  words  bigend  nelson:autotagged 
january 2006 by nelson
Eve Online corps
MMOG players work together to create complex social structures
gaming  business  money  economics  eve  game  eve-online  internet  mmorpg  games  article  nelson:autotagged 
december 2005 by nelson
Work and leisure
Interesting analysis of European and American work patterns (via Marc)
europe  economics  productivity  business  usa  money  work  labor  culture  article  politics  nelson:autotagged 
november 2005 by nelson
My outsourced life
Very funny because the author is such an ass (via kottke)
funny  humor  business  economics  india  outsourcing  productivity  culture  outsource  fun  article  nelson:autotagged 
october 2005 by nelson
Debt vs president
Nice graph; the general curve to me is more interesting than the red/blue thing (via AmitP)
usa  government  money  economics  taxes  bush  economy  news  politics  debt  history  nelson:autotagged 
september 2005 by nelson
US health economics
Malcolm Gladwell boils down the crazy US health insurance system to our obsession with "moral hazard" (via Danah)
toread  government  economics  medicine  health  gladwell  healthcare  policy  politics  insurance  history  nelson:autotagged 
september 2005 by nelson
MMOG farmers
1UP actually talks to third world game labour (via Metafilter)
gaming  business  culture  money  wow  economics  mmorpg  games  videogames  news  technology  nelson:autotagged 
july 2005 by nelson
Bond scam
Joel learns that Wall Street brokers know more than he does
stufftoread  toread  bonds  investing  money  economics  improvement  blog  interessantes  investments  finance  nelson:autotagged 
may 2005 by nelson
Cornering WoW market
Stuff like this is fascinating (via Slashdot)
design  auction  money  wow  economics  games  mmorpg  world  economy  market  games:wow  nelson:autotagged 
april 2005 by nelson
Cory at ETech
"All Complex Ecosystems have Parasites"
etech  media  economics  boingboing  network  nelson:autotagged 
march 2005 by nelson
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