Moontower's Favorite Posts By Others

This is a giant work-in-progress. I'll add to it as I revisit posts that were meaningful. The posts are scattered through my files and workspaces.

Economic

Jesse Livermore Bangers
  • Jesse Livermore's Upside Down Markets (Link)
  • Jesse Livermore's Profit Margins Don’t Matter: Ignore Them, and Focus on ROEs Instead (Link)

The Curse of the Reserve Currency
  • Phenomenal World's The Class Politics Of The Dollar System (Link)

Trying Too Hard
  • Speech by Dean Williams (Link)

YIMBY Paradoxes
  • Steve Randy Waldman's Home Is Where The Cartel Is (Link)

Excerpts from “Breaking Smart”
  • Venkat Rao's Breaking Smart (Link)
Markets Will Permanently Reset Higher (My Sacrifice to the Delta Gods)
Trade-Offs In Tax Policy
Peak California by Byrne Hobart
Power Laws in Venture by Jerry Neumann

Self Improvement

Marketing Yourself
  • Shawn Wang's How To Market Yourself Without Being A Celebrity (Link)
Self-Help Without The Guilt
  • TJCX's How To Read Self-Help (Link)

Preserving Habits From Covid
  • Zack Kanter's Projects, Process, and the Deep Cleanse (Link)

Wooderson’s Commencement Speech
  • Speech by Matthew McConaughey (Link)

Negotiating Pay
  • Patrick McKenzie's Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued (Link) (Highlights)

The Why And How Of Taking Discoverable Notes
We Don't Need No Education
How To Create Luck by Shawn Wang

Culture

Seeing Sociopaths
  • Alex Danco’s The Michael Scott Theory of Social Class (Link)
  • Michael Church’s 3-Ladder System Of Social Class In The US (Link)
  • Venkatesh Rao’s The Gervais Principle (Link)
Working for Free
  • Jonathan Bales' Should You Work For Free? (Link)

The Antidote To Abstraction
  • Charles Eisenstein’s The Age Of We Need Each Other (Link) (Highlights)

When Smart People Have Bad Ideas

Borders Are Subjective
  • Slatestar's The Categories Were Made For Man, Not Man For The Categories (Link) (Highlights)

When Equality Is Cruel

The Egg by Andy Weir
  • Andy Weir's The Egg (Link)

The Zeroth Commandment
Deceiving Your Kids
  • Paul Graham's Lies We Tell Our Kids (Link)

The Magic for Making Quantum Leaps
  • Autotranslucence Becoming A Magician (Link)
Twitter Doesn’t Kill People.
  • Venkat Rao's Against Waldenponding (Link)
Which Principles Are Ok To Bribe?
Acceptance Parenting by Agnes Callard