My name’s Matt. I’m a geek, an individualist, and often angry. This is my blog.

I’m also a verbal arsonist, an economic-minded misanthrope, entertaining or informative or both, wonderfully acerbic and independent of thought, and meta-silly; my posts are the kind of stuff Marko reads for intellectual stimulation.  (I’m, er, not entirely devoid of narcissism.)

12 Responses to “About”

  1. April 4, 2007 at 02:45

    You should have a better explanation of yourself than that. :)

  2. 2 Keith
    April 5, 2008 at 02:39


    Question about your Blog

    I am writing in the hopes of opening up a communication channel with your blog (if you are interested).
    We are a blog and website that is frequently writing about topics that are beer and spirits related (usually from a label perspective).

    We are always looking for interesting content/posts to mention and link to on our blog and website. As such, if you post something you feel is very unique/interesting on your blog, please let me know via return email.
    We are happy to give it a mention on our blog and send a link to it your way.

    We are serious about quality content and I think that our content generation is creative and high quality (ie. we don’t blogspam).
    Here is a link to something that we did recently that has generated a lot of interested:

    I look forward to hearing from you.


  3. 3 Fred
    March 23, 2009 at 21:17

    Been reading (had lots of time… insomnia is setting in with the loss of a job).

    And speaking of time… do you mind if I inquire how all this started, how much it’s cost you to maintain such a site and how you do it? I figure I can do one of two things, keep plugging away a jobs that don’t pay until I am used up or maybe contribute something, somewhere. Who knows, maybe I should apply for a treasury opening — couldn’t do any worse than the people there now. Well, I could, but then you’d have to admit I had a talent for something.

    Thanks for the blog!

  4. 4 Madrocketscientist
    April 6, 2010 at 11:41

    Something for the economist in you to chew on

    • April 6, 2010 at 12:20

      I don’t think that, for example, Art Laffer would’ve been at all surprised to find people evading laws and regulations. Or Tim Harford, for that matter. Talking about “what economists believe” is sort of like talking about “what religious people believe” — you run out of general agreement pretty quickly.

  5. 6 Madrocketscientist
    May 12, 2010 at 08:26

    New paper from the London School of Economics & Political Science about how to effect carbon emissions reductions using better economic policies

  6. 8 Peter Sircom Bromley
    March 18, 2011 at 20:18

    Hello Matt –

    I am making an HD video documentary on the transition to renewable energy. I would very much like to use the photograph of the coal-fired generation plant (fart).

    Where did you get the pic? Where is it? Is there a higher resolution versions of it? Best would be 2000 pixels wide.

    Keep on truckin’

    Vancouver, BC

    • March 18, 2011 at 20:28

      Good luck — I found it somewhere on Google Image Search. I have no idea about higher resolution versions, and the copyright is almost certainly going to be unfriendly to your purposes.

  7. 10 Jaybird
    June 20, 2015 at 08:03

    Dude. You’ve disappeared.

    Come back.

    • June 20, 2015 at 10:40

      Hmm. Maybe.

      The basic problem is that I did my best writing when I was angry about things I really couldn’t change, and I’m pretty happy not being the Angry Libertarian Guy. On the other hand, I have a pretty substantial backlog of saved posts in Feedly that aren’t going to get written about anywhere else.

  8. August 14, 2015 at 06:43

    Hi Matt,

    100% agree regarding the give a shit deficit. We talk about it a lot too.
    How can we get in touch?

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