Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We're leaving money on the table

Create a visa market.
For example, if 1,250,000 visas (roughly 5,000 every business day) were sold annually at an average price of $12,000, the federal government would receive $15 billion in revenue.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My favorite $200 question

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fun with Zipf distributions

Robin Hanson: 1 2 3. The last one is pretty speculative, but the table predicting inequality at given world population levels is qualitatively robust, regardless of your opinions about the likeliness of "Ems".