Gender Identity in Youth: A (Scathing) Rebuttal

There has been an astounding amount of attention on social media (and I cringe as I accept this platform as a medium for discourse) about an article regarding gender identity in childhood and adolescence posted by the evangelical right wing physician’s group the ‘American College of Pediatricians’ (http://www.acpeds.org/the-college-s…) Their message is dangerously and deliberately misinformed,… Read More »

Coase, firms, and governments: two important takeaways

I’ve been thinking about a couple classic papers by Ronald Coase (Nobel Prize in Economics, 1991) lately. Here are some ideas that I think are important. *** There are transaction costs associated with participation in markets. Firms (companies) provide a way to reduce those transaction costs, but at the cost of higher inefficiencies that come… Read More »

Longform

I’m going to propose a bit of a transition. We’ve been utilizing Yuppity over the past year or so as a place for our group of friends to post longform articles that we’ve written from time to time. For instance, TRF has recently written a couple of articles around machine learning, which are excellent. We’ve had… Read More »

‘It’s food for thought – or rather mind wine’

“ A slight twist of lime rhyme be chasing down your primetime It’s food for thought or rather mind wine” Nas’  It Was Written  dropped in 1996. It was the follow-up album to his seminal and foundational (in the annals of hip-hop) album, Illmatic. Critical reception at the time of release was lukewarm; it was a stylistic… Read More »