Tragedy of the Commons: A Horror Movie

I was writing about the tragedy of the commons in another article and I chuckled at the idea of picturing it as a horror movie.  So I opened up the ye’ olde photoshop and made quick movie poster! SPOOOOOKY! Too Read More …

Book Review: Predictably Irrational

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions  Revised and Expanded Edition, Dan Ariely, Harper Collins 2009, 322 pages In short, this book was an enjoyable read. It offers a stinging retort to the bedrock wisdom that underlies markets and Read More …

Summary: The Economics of Consumption (Consumer culture)

The book The Consumer Culture: a reference handbook, is a goldmine of information on consumerism and consumption.  I’m providing a series of summaries to help educate people on topics about consumerism.  Consumer Culture: A Reference Handbook Douglas J. Goodman, Mirelle Cohen, ebook 251 pages, 2003 ,ABC-CLIO Read More …

User Product Reviews, How Far Do They Take Us?

Let’s say you’re looking for a new blender.  Why do you need a blender?  I don’t know, something about “healthy smoothies” or something.  You go on Amazon you look up blender and because you want super duper crush technology and Read More …

Fighting Advertisers: Tools to Keep your Browsing Private and Ad Free

Blocking internet ads, I know, controversial.  Some say ads are literally Hitler, others say that if you use ad blocker you are literally Hitler and are embarking on a transfer of wealth by stealing from the great websites of the Read More …