1. Good blockchain governance is at least a decade away.

    Elaine...

  2. Silicon Valley is about scaling organizations, not software

    Tyler Cowen asks whether tech companies should run everything. Trol...

  3. A Brief History of Log Structured Merge Trees

    LSMs have been around for the past two decades, popularized by their...

  4. A History of Transaction Histories

    I’ve been trying to understand database transactions for a long time, and recently spent some time researching this with Justin...

  5. Harberger Taxation has an elegant application that has been overlooked: Taxing Intellectual Property

    Too much of the conversation around IP laws has been focused on copyright term extension fights. This is blinkered.

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  6. International treaties bake in policies for generations. Fewer policies should be set by treaty.

    When the TPP was still a matter of active debate, there was one...

  7. Arjun Narayan

    Ristret is an experimental blog platform that I wrote, partly to learn about CMSes, partly to write database queries, and partly because I needed to fulfill my urge to write more.

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