Category Archives: Finance

The gig economy is the oldest one, and it's always bad news

Let's say you have an spare bedroom and you need some extra income. What do you do? You do more of what you've trained for, in an environment with the capital and tools to do it best. Anything else only makes sense if the economy is badly screwed up. The reason is quite simple: unless […]

Bitcoin is Steampunk Economics

From the point of view of its largest financial backers, the fact that Bitcoin combines 21st century computer science with 17th century political economy isn't an unfortunate limitation. It's what they want it for. We have grown as used to the concept of money as to any other component of our infrastructure, but, all things […]

An article about the gamification of personal finances (with a couple of quotes from yours truly)

Article at, and thence at Forbes.