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William

My Experience with Geico

For the first time since getting my car insurance I had to file a claim. So it has been a good test to see how well I was treated and how painless/painful the process is to deal with them. I’m have been very satisfied with how they handled everything. The only reservation I had was when I first called on Saturday to file the claim that my car had been stolen, I was told that […]

Plastic Grocery Bags

I am regularly disgusted with how dependent people are on plastic bags. Why is it that I can go to the store to purchase two or three items, carry them all over the store, and then it’s assumed that once I pay for them I am incapable of carrying them any more? And when you […]

If Only We Had Listened

There’s a really good article by Greg Mankiw in the New York Times on Sunday: The Day When the Debt Comes Due. If only we had listened before 2026.

Record Breaking Blog Traffic

Apparently I have effectively killed almost all of my reader base for my blog. I don’t blame anyone for giving up, since I haven’t been posting much the last six months. But after 4 posts in one week I was pretty surprised to find out that I only had 3 visitors. That’s more posts than […]

My Car’s Been Recovered

I mentioned previously that my car had been stolen. It was stolen sometime Friday night from my assigned covered parking spot at my complex. The police ended up finding it abandoned in South Salt Lake on Sunday. It’s been quite the ordeal this week to get that all straightened out. Hopefully it’s almost over. It […]

A Rational Discussion

A friend of mine brought this to my attention. I thought it was pretty great. It’s a flowchart to help you determine if you’re having a rational discussion.

Missing: White 1998 Honda Civic LX

My car seems to have gone missing. If anyone happens to see him roaming about, I’d appreciate finding him again, so please notify the police. They’re looking for it too. His primary identifying features are an annual pass to the Alpine Loop hanging from the rear view mirror and license plate covers that say “I’d […]

Resolving Externalities

This is super funny. Click to enlarge. A perfect demonstration of Coase Theorem in economics. Basically if there are no transaction costs in the presence of externalities then an efficient outcome can be reached by bargaining/trading. I’ve been thinking recently that I need to go discuss Coase Theorem with my downstairs neighbors. I’m sure I […]

Hamlet on BluRay

Last week I bought a BluRay home theater system. I just received my favorite movie on BluRay: Hamlet (the Kenneth Branagh version). It looks fantastic!! I’ve only watched a few minutes of it so far, but I love it. I can’t wait to have a party to watch the whole thing.

The Mind’s Worst Disease

If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between ‘for’ and ‘against’ is the mind’s worst disease. Jianzhi Sengcan