This post is the first post in a series of posts that contain the links to all the posts I have created on Hive so far. I thought it would be a good idea to have a place where all my posts can be easily accessed. I have divided my posts into several categories. The categories included in Part 1 are as follows:
- Piecing Together My Work
- Economic Solutions
- Conference Papers
- Economic Models
- Game Theory
- Dark Side Economics
- Cruelty-free economics, veganism, and animal cruelty topics
Altogether, I have over 400 posts. Take a look through, maybe something will catch your interest.
Piecing Together My Work
This series of posts focuses on tying all my work together. My work mostly focuses on economics with a few other topics thrown in such as games, contests, and vegan topics. Many of my economics posts appear technical and from a glance may seem to apply to a small audience. Many of these posts provide important background and theory to my more applied economic posts.
Games and contests serve the purpose of stimulating the thought process of my audience. Most of my contests apply analysis and/or some economic theory. The vegan topics are part of a new area of economics, which I am attempting to develop. These posts attempt to evaluate the real costs of animal cruelty. Understanding cruelty to animals can also help understand cruelty that people inflict upon each other,
Piecing together my work to create a bigger picture (first attempt)
Why is it important to understand economics?
Designing an economics course for everyone
Scenario Questions (Economics)
Economics is for Everyone (Udemy Course)
Two things that could change the world
Exploring the Political Spectrum (Octagon Model)
What Do We Want? (Video Version)
Broad Political Spectrum (Video)
Why I choose to be an Economist on Hive
Power, Money, and Me Me Me (Video Version)
The Power of Opposition in the Face of Growing Tyranny
Economics is for Everyone (All Course Videos)
Freedom for Us, Them, and Everyone (Part 1)
Freedom for Us, Them, and Everyone (Part 2)
Making information work for us and not against us
Being controlled with our own money
The ‘Economic Solutions’ series of posts, investigates economic problems with a proposed ‘Prevent, Solve, or Manage’ approach. Preventing, solving, and managing economic problems is both generically explained as well as in the context of particular areas such as education, health, crime, and housing.
This series of posts is also segues into Blockchain Economics. The blockchain will be discussed in the context of responding to economic problems that the market struggles to handle and Governments cannot be trusted to handle.
Health - Prevent, Cure, or Treat
Crime – Prevent, Fix, or Manage
Housing – Prevent, Solve, or Manage
Education – Prevent, Solve, or Manage
Travel, Transport, and Transportation – Prevent, Solve, or Manage
Migration – Prevent, Solve, or Manage
Money – Prevent, Solve, or Manage
Environment – Prevent, Solve, or Manage
Leadership – Prevent, Solve, or Manage
Blockchain Government – Part 1: Breaking Down the Existing System
Blockchain Government – Part 2: Leadership from the Blockchain
Blockchain based Virtual Shopping Hubs
Prevent, Solve, or Manage (Video Version)
Causes, Problems, and Symptoms
Conferences and Papers
I have attended close to a dozen conferences. Mostly of these conferences were held in Australia. I attended one in Frankfurt, Germany. I enjoy presenting at conferences but it has been awhile since I have attended one. I think the last one I attended was in Melbourne in 2016. My papers focus on transport economics and CBA.
How the results of a cost benefit analysis (CBA) are influenced by assumptions
Does induced demand erode project benefits
Higher operating speeds from improved infrastructure might be causing more fatal accidents
Economics Model (Transport Multi-modal) Presented at ARRB Conference 2014
Cost Benefit Analysis of Upgrading Rural Bridges (2014 European Transport Conference)
Cost Benefit Analysis - Program Evaluation (25th ARRB Conference)
Cost Benefit Analysis - Program Evaluation Case Study (Australasian Transport Research Forum)
Cost Benefit Analysis - Dealing with capacity constraints
Cost Benefit Analysis - Approach to Flood Immunity Projects and Programs (ATRF Conference Paper)
I have always enjoyed playing around with spreadsheets. I have developed over a dozen spreadsheets/models used for economic analysis. Unfortunately, I am unable to present these models, as I do not legally have the rights to them. I have used screenshots from some of these models in some of my posts before. I have developed an excel-based game that I call ‘life choices’ and I have made some videos and posts about this game.
Life Choices - an economics excel-based game
The Excel-based Game 'Life Choices' Explained
I have also designed a ‘Social Economic Utility Analysis’ Model. This model can be used to compare the relative utility someone can obtain from various choices regarding usage of time. A person could spend more time working to accumulate more money in an attempt to improve quality of time away from work. A person may choose to work less and try to obtain more value from activities that do not involve much money. The results shown by the model depends on how much someone enjoys their work, what activities they enjoy in their free time, existing wealth and several other characteristics.
Quality of Life as Quality of Time
Social Economic Utility Analysis (working title) Algorithms
Social Economic Utility Analysis (working title) Model
Social Economic Utility Analysis Model (Video)
How often do you want to succeed?
Game theory is one of my favourite topics in economics and has always kept me fascinated. I think there is so much to explore in regards to game theory. There are also some really interesting real life applications of game theory as well. Some of the work I have developed and currently developing ,relating to game theory, is also quite novel and cannot be found elsewhere. One such example is my work relating to what I call ‘triple threat’. I have also applied game theory to the usage of Steemit bots.
Game Theory - Winning Strategies
Controlled Opposition Explained as a Game Theory Strategy
Game Theory - Mixed Equilibrium
Game Theory #2 – Prisoner’s Dilemma
Game Theory #4 – Battle of the Sexes
Game Theory #6 - Triple Threat (Work-in-Progress) Idea
Dice game with a twist of strategy
Building a winning team (Transitivity assumption) – Focus on the NFL
Pick the Bigger Shape – All entries to receive upvotes
Understanding non-transitive relationships for products – Comparing televisions
Dynamic Mixed Equilibrium for Repeatable Games (Game Theory)
Dark Side of Economics
My dark side of economics series contains my most controversial posts relating to how economics is used to manipulate people. This series ventures into how the Government distort the system to serve their own benefit as well as those that put them into power (not the people as they would like you to believe). This series also contains my posts regarding Democracy (lack of as well as failure of). I willing be pumping a lot more energy into this series as the year progresses.
Democracy and Economics - Does Democracy Really Exist?
Dark Side of Economics (Summary of Upcoming Posts)
Dark Side of Economics Introduction Video
Taxation – Dark Side of Economics #2
Economics and Democracy – Does Democracy Exist? (Part 1)
Does Democracy Exist? (Part 1) Dtube Video
Dark Side of Economics - Taxation (Full Video on Dtube)
Health - Dark Side of Economics #3
Dark Side of Economics - Health (Dtube Video)
Democracy and Economics (Part 2) - Major Debates
Does Democracy Really Exist? (Part 2) - Major Debates
Democracy and Economics (Part 3) - Areas Rarely Discussed or Debated
Does Democracy Really Exist? (Part 3) - Areas Rarely Discussed or Debated
Dark Side of Economics - Cost Benefit Analysis (Dtube Video)
Cost Benefit Analysis (Part 1) - Dark Side of Economics #4
Cost Benefit Analysis (Part 2) - Dark Side of Economics #4
Democracy and Economics (Part 4) - Solutions and Alternative Structure
Let’s be seen to be doing the right thing
Does Democracy Really Exist? (Part 4) - Solutions and Alternative Structures
Scarcity (Part 2) - Natural or Contrived
Scarcity (Part 3) - Meat and Dairy Land Use
Dark Side of Economics - War (Dtube Video)
Dark Side of Economics #5 - Money and Power from War
Scarcity (Part 4) - Labour, Capital, and Entrepreneurship
Scarcity (Part 5) – Possible Solutions
First-Past-The-Post Vs Preferential Voting Systems
Scarcity Video 1 - Defining and Explaining Scarcity
Scarcity Video 2 - Natural Scarcity vs. Contrived Scarcity
The Two-Party Political System – The dictatorship we didn’t know we had
Scarcity Video 3 - Land use (Meat and Dairy Industries)
Scarcity Video 4 - Factors of Production (Labour, Capital, and Entrepreneurship)
Scarcity Video 5 - Putting an End to Contrived Scarcity
Raise your hand if you live in a Democracy
Could democracy succeed if it was given a chance?
Prejudice induced discrimination
Entrepreneurship should be encouraged by other entrepreneurs
Super Bowl – Planned Entertainment for Dollars
My take on the abortion debate
Is Socialism being used as a path to Fascism?
Are the ‘right-wing’ hijacking conspiracy theory to maintain the two party system?
Divided by Labels – Focus on Gender and Sexual Orientation
Eye Opening Year of 2020 – Part One: Covid-19 Catastrophe
Eye Opening Year of 2020 – Part Two: Other Events and a Prelude to 2021
Controlled Opposition and Divide and Conquer
A Different Left-Right Paradigm
Oligopoly – The market structure that does not let the market decide
Russia Invades Ukraine: What is going on?
Russia-Ukraine War 2022: Winners and Losers (Part One: Losers)
Russia-Ukraine War 2022: Winners and Losers (Part Two: Winners)
Freedom as a Path to Happiness
Centralisation vs. Decentralisation
Exploitation of the Poorest Countries
Cost of Living Crisis – A Collection of Symptoms caused by Serious Long-term Political Failure
Winners and Losers from the “Cost of Living Crisis”
Are we heading for World War 3?
Right to Censor!!! Power to Censor!!!
People are too occupied and too stressed to question the narrative
The Attempted Rebirth of Stakeholder Capitalism
Smart Cities: Our dream future or dystopian nightmare?
Cruelty-free economics, veganism, and animal cruelty topics
I like to refer to myself as having a plant-based diet and a cruelty free-lifestyle (to the best of my ability). I previously referred to myself as vegan. I feel the new description better covers my life philosophy. I have written several posts and made several videos about certain topics relating to my journey to adopting my current lifestyle. I have also made several posts regarding animal cruelty as well as discussed the link between economics and animal abuse.
I am currently working on a book (working title ‘Cruelty-free Economics’, previous working title was ‘Vegan Economics’). Most of the content in my posts will feature in this book. Progress has been very slow so far, as I have been focusing on lots of different areas. I expect to complete the book in the second quarter of 2020. I do not intend to rush the book, as the approach I am adopting is very different from conventional economics. The logic supporting my methodology needs to be sound to stand up to a likely heavy critique.
What is the real cost of meat?
Understanding the Cost of Animal Abuse
Vegan Cost of a Big Mac (Includes Cruelty and Loss of Life)
Vegan Economics - Vegoutt Launch Presentation
Vegan Economics - Vegoutt Launch Presentation Slides
Understanding the Cost of Animal Abuse (Dtube Video)
Vegan Economics Talk at Sea Shepherd Stand Fast Festival Brisbane 2017
Vegan Economics Talk at Sea Shepherd Stand Fast Festival Brisbane 2017 (Dtube Video)
Vegan Economics – My Story (Part 1)
Vegan Economics - My Story (Part 2)
World Vegan Day Melbourne 2017 (Video)
World Vegan Day Melbourne 2017
Horse Racing – Supporting Addiction and Cruelty (Part 1)
Horse Racing – Supporting Addiction and Cruelty (Part 2)
Five Areas of Animal Abuse (Part 1) - Pets
Five Areas of Abuse (Part 2) - Entertainment
Five Areas of Abuse (Part 3) - Animal Testing
Five Areas of Abuse (Part 4) - Food
Five Areas of Abuse (Part 5) - Clothing and Fashion
Title change: From ‘Vegan’ Economics to ‘Cruelty-free’ Economics
Cruelty-free Economics - Valuing Life (Third Revision) (Part 1)
Valuing Life (Part 2) - Valuing Human Life
The winner of the Melbourne Cup is ….
Valuing Life (Part 3) – Valuing the life of an animal
Valuing Life (Part 4) – Valuing life as part of an ecosystem
Do the reasons for reducing meat consumption matter?
Eating Less Meat (Presentation from Irish Vegan Festival)
Our relationship with other animals and the universal desire for freedom
Our Relationship with the Environment
To be continued in Part 2 - Collection of Works (Part 2)
If you want to read any of my other posts, you can click on the links below. These links will lead you to posts containing my collection of works. These posts will be updated frequently.
Economics Udemy Course
I have launched my first Udemy course ‘Economics is for Everyone’. The course focuses on how economics affects everyday people, the decisions they make and how they interact with the world around them. The course contains 24 video lectures (about 4 hours of viewing), 64 multiple-choice questions (3 at the end of most lectures), 32 downloadable resources (presentation slides, additional notes and links to relevant Hive posts), and 2 scenario questions. The course is currently free-of-charge. Click the link above to access the course.
Future of Social Media