Election 2020: Handicapping the Nomination: What do Risk and Uncertainty Tell Us?


Reading time: 5 minutes
Okay, it’s a bit long in the tooth, but it’s worth it to figure out whose gonna win, right? My predictions have a history of being accurate. Stop laughing. I’m serious.

Anywho, I go through and discuss each of the top four candidates chances using behavioral economics decision making under uncertainty, specifically focused on how people react to perceived risk. If there were ever a risk election, brother this would be it. This is a high risk election.

Climate Change = Increases in Demagoguery, Nationalism, Authoritarianism, Violence, and Cruelty


Reading time: 9 minutes!?! OUCH! There are lots of heading, though, so you can skip around and find the juiciest most interesting parts.
Climate change news just keeps getting worse. And, until we reach some kind of happy equilibrium — that’s a population of about 500,00 human beings, BTW — with planet earth, it probably will just keep getting worse, too. I mean, as bad as it is right now, when billions of people begin dying, that will be worse. So, what happens when the worst happens? Unfortunately, even more bad stuff: violence and cruelty

Anatomy of a Troll


Quick dip: 2 minute read
Shallow dive: 4 minute read
Deep dive: 6 minute read
Internet trolls pop up almost as often as racists and white supremacists do nowadays. The funny thing their trolling techniques are so much alike, it’s almost like there were some degree mill popping them out, and an agency licensing them, and a continuing education requirement. But, that would be silly, right? Well, I dissect a troll after a Twitter encounter. Come see the oozing dripping guts and other viscera! It’s educational.