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You know what I’ve never done before? Actually trying to compete. I always told myself that the only person I am competing against is myself. Trying to better myself every day is what I think of as competing. But I’ve read so many books, articles and heard so many stories…

The year was 2017. A young student still in law school published a paper in the reputed “Yale Law Journal”. Typically, articles in such domain-specific journals remain of interest only to members of the academic community. But this one was unusual. It went viral and was even picked up by…

For anyone who has been following financial news in recent days, you would have heard of the hedge fund Archegos, and how it triggered a collapse of a bunch of stocks in the US and China. The hedge fund used a bunch of complex derivative instruments to bet on these…

When people talk about migration in the context of the United States, they’re usually talking about international migration, people coming to the US from other countries.

I find the interstate migration story more interesting. Several reasons why:

  • It matters for economic growth
  • It determines/is determined by the cost of living

The second COVID relief package has finally been signed as of this writing, with questions about the size of the stimulus payments nearly derailing the relief effort— whether it should be 600$ or 2000$. The more important question to me is how effective stimulus payments are in actually creating stimulus…

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