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Bitcoin Proves That The “Glass Ceiling” Keeping Women Down Is A Myth

Bitcoin is further evidence that the “glass ceiling,” the idea that women are kept from reaching the ranks in corporations and in financial success because of a nebulous “patriarchy,” is nonsense. Economists have disproved the glass ceiling on more than one occasion in the past, so the more well-read will not be shocked by this. Yet, […]

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What It’s Like To Work As A Federal Consultant For The U.S. Government

Despite the excellent work of President Trump, the federal government still has a huuuge number of employees, and even more contractors. For the record, I am not talking about military contracting, building the wall, or some of the other gigs that involve doing something useful, but just about regular civilian federal consulting. I was moving […]

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Should Young Men Enroll In The Air Force Academy?

The United States Air Force Academy, located in Colorado Springs, CO, is the Air Force’s premiere learning institution. Graduating approximately 20 percent of the Air Force’s new officers each year, maintaining high standards among its cadets and future graduates is integral to accomplishing the Air Force’s mission: “to fly, fight and win—in air, space, and […]

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The “Free Market” Is A Myth

Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. —John Maynard Keynes The dumbest thing that otherwise smart people glorify is the free market. It’s the central ideology of libertarians, the party of people who pride themselves on sounding much smarter than they […]

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15 Signs You Are Working A Bullshit Job

Some jobs are physically tough. Some are intellectually demanding. Some are milder, more in the middle, yet still useful. And then there are bullshit jobs: paper-shufflers, keywords typers, CAPTCHA fulfillers, “digital project managers”, consultants specialized in consulting, “coordinators” with barely anything in need to be coordinated and so on. American Psycho has become commonplace. You […]

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How To Make Money Online

I finally did a new podcast. After sharing my personal background of making money online, I give a broad overview of how you can do it as well by sharing the revenue-generating methods of display advertising, affiliate marketing, and selling your own products. I also talk about the importance of finding a good niche. Listen […]

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10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Do A PhD In The Arts And Humanities

A PhD is an 80,000 to 100,000 word thesis that makes an “original and significant contribution” to human knowledge. The arts/humanities include disciplines such as literature, classics, history, politics, philosophy, religion, visual arts, performing arts, and gender studies. I recently completed a PhD in a humanities department at an Australian university. Australian academia is a […]

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How To Free Yourself From Debt

Debt is like junk food—although best avoided, moderate quantities won’t kill you, but too much will creep up on you and make your life suck. It allows us to buy things we can’t afford, but at a higher price. Ultimately, it’s a big contributor to today’s rat race. Quite unfortunately, many people get themselves swamped. […]

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What It Was Like To Leave Canada And Work In Prague For A Danish Company

As a Croatian-Canadian with dual citizenship and several years work experience as a software developer, I have the opportunity to live anywhere in Europe I want. However, this realization only dawned on me after grinding for several years in Western Canada’s startup scene. With nothing to show for all my 60-hour work weeks in what […]

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