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The End of the World: Part 1

HOW THE WORLD WILL REALLY END Wouldn’t it be nice if books and movies contained even remotely believable apocalypse scenarios? Sure, a tidal wave that engulfs skyscrapers looks cool in CGI, but a rogue wave is not destroying the whole

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It’s Time to Learn About Bitcoin

A Young Adult’s Guide to Cryptocurrency What is Bitcoin? What is blockchain? Why do we need cryptocurrencies? Why the explosion of new coins? What are some of the other coins with potential? What is the future of cryptocurrencies? How does

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Buddy: Volume 3

Catching Up With My Editor Batman had Robin. Sherlock Holmes had Dr. Watson. Han Solo had Chewbacca. Harry had Ron and Hermione. Shrek had Donkey. I could keep going. Everyone needs a sidekick. Every writer also needs an editor. Joseph

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Why Can’t We Just Print More Money?

A Young Adult’s Guide to Inflation Today’s money is known as fiat money An increase in the supply of money causes inflation Zimbabwe is a case study in printing money Even if done in secret, printing money would not work

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Buddy: Volume 2

Okay, not really. Buddy doesn’t wield that kind of power. But he does make writing pretty damn hard, in the most charming way possible. Imagine, you’re writing an intense scene, the words flowing out of you like water from a

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Capitalism vs Socialism: A Young Adult’s Guide

In capitalism, businesses are owned by individuals and run for profit In socialism, businesses are owned by the state (or the workforce), with profits redistributed Why a car dealership? Because I like cars. No, really, that was it. Before you

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buddy: volume 1

For the record, Buddy is an awesome dog.  Loyal, affectionate, snuggly.  I love him.  And I’m 100% his alpha person.  It’s probably less because I’m the biggest one in the house, and more because he and I are together all

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How does Wall Street work? A young adult’s guide

A simple example illustrates how Wall Street works The jobs of traders, investment bankers, and salespeople demystified   So, you kind of get what Wall Street does. A lil’ bit. But not really. Something with money, and the economy, and

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