I am back. Though it may look, from the perspective of those who might be observing the work on my blogs (the gallant few), I have been hard at work trying to apply Occam’s razor to my own work. After quite a long hiatus wherein I spent hours thinking about what actions I should take, […]

Way back in 2013 I rediscovered the concept of information asymmetries. I knew then that this would be an important topic going forward. At the time I was particularly enamored of the idea of adverse selection; I did not know how to make use of the other types of information asymmetries: signaling and screening. It took me […]

As you are probably aware, Sandra Bland is a young woman who was found dead in her cell in Waller County, Texas on July 13. I have been giving no small amount of thought to this senseless series of events. I have watched as people in both mainstream and social media take sides to assign culpability in this sad, […]

At least in the financial markets. I found this article on the Anti-Media.org website. They claim to have found the article on WTF news. At any rate, it seems that wall street types have been known to take advantage of information asymmetries in the markets to maximize their own profits at the expense of their […]

I am currently reading Dispute resolution: Beyond the adversarial model as an assigned text in my  Alternative Dispute Resolution class in my NCRP (Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding) studies at CSUDH. I found these quotes from Owen M. Fiss in his article Against Settlement: “… settlement is … a function of the resources available to each party […]

I have surprised myself by taking less than a week to update my glossary page. Only five days since I took down the old definitions. I am so proud. Let me make a few clarifications here. These are my working definitions. There are many technical terms that I am trying to explain in a simple […]