Episode 41: Bryan Caplan on Education, Immigration, and Procreation

Economist Bryan Caplan is always fascinating.  He seems to just pick really interesting and provocative things to explore with the tools of economic thinking.  We discuss how he got into economics, his work habits, belief in personal bubbles, and explore three of his research areas.  Bryan was…


Haischool

White cinder block cells No free association School is not learning


A Secret Productivity Hack

Stop reading about productivity hacks and do some shit.


My Sports Affiliations

Sports fandom is one area where I consciously choose to engage in irrational bias and allow events completely out of my control and irrelevant to my daily life affect my mood.  It's part of the game and what makes sports fun.  If you felt no joy or anger the game would lose its value.…


Laziness is not About Lack of Labor

Laziness leads to boredom, and boredom is the greatest crime against oneself. Laziness is not about physical labor.  You can be bored to tears doing manual labor all day long and you can be engaged and fulfilled while lounging in a hammock. It's hard work to live an unboring life, but it's the work…


How to Change the World: My Personal Journey

The Foundation for Economic Education published a video of one of the talks I gave at a seminar last summer.   http://youtu.be/cK2DBsud3mo


"Millennials" and Entrepreneurship

I hate the term "Millennial".  For some reason, it makes me want to vomit.  Still, it's a widely used label for people in the 20-30 ish age range and I must admit that there is enough cohesion to some of the traits of this generation to warrant a unique label. I've written before about some of the…


Episode 40: Tim LeVan Miller on Accounting and Rock 'n Roll

"Nobody has the right to tell you you're selling out" Tim LeVan Miller is an accountant by day, composer and musician by...everything else. We talked about his beginnings in music, how he took a different turn in college, and his choice to separate what he does for a living from what he loves.…


Knowing What You Don't Need to Know

It's not that important to know things. Two things are far more important than what you know.  What you can learn, and what you know you don't need to know.  Maybe I'll write a bit more about the importance of being able to learn another time, but today's post is about knowing what you don't need…


Book Review: Rise Above School

My Amazon review of this excellent book by my good friend, radical, entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and fellow unschooler Jeff Till. This book is worth every dime for the "58 arguments for home education" alone. A list so powerful, simple, and clear it's hard to imagine ever seeing school the…