Monthly Archives: January 2018

Would a 2nd referendum be more likely to be won by Remain

Danny Finkelstein enumerates some reasons why not in his Times column today, and they are pretty convincing.  But I think he misses some factors out, so I list them here, repeating Tweets sent earlier.  Leave were able to unite – … Continue reading

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Brexit and the analysis of its economic consequences: iteration 2

Alberto Nardelli at Buzzfeed broke the story that government economists have undertaken a new analysis of the consequences of different variants of Brexit.  And come up with the unsurprising conclusion that they would all be costly. In one sense, this … Continue reading

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The death of the Bitcoin coder

One of the few ideas in literary theory that made its way across the chasm that separates me from it is the notion of the ‘death of the author’.  By analogy with the original idea, with no more than a … Continue reading

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Bitcoin and the underpinning of illicit fundamentals

One approach to pricing Bitcoin [and similar] has to been try to ask oneself what the fundamental value might be in terms of its enduring use and appeal to the community wishing to store value or make payments outside the … Continue reading

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