I'm Nick Allen.
I'll be blogging occasionally about topics as diverse as economics, storytelling, politics, psychology, board gaming, programming, morality, parenting, and whatever else strikes my fancy.
I've got the following ideas currently in development. Please let me know in the comments if any of these seem particularly interesting and I'll narrow my focus.
Ideas in development
The Atheist Case Against Abortion
Why I think Loss Aversion is not real <-Entirely separate argument from the recent post in Scientific American
Good definitions of economic terms
A Python program I made that uses Monte Carlo methods to tell you the expected outcome of a given attack in Risk Legacy. Includes all modifiers that could apply in combat, except missiles. Results display in a histogram distribution of expected outcomes.
A series on the significant ways Millennials have it tougher than their elders, and how to mitigate some of them. Think college tuition, Healthcare, housing costs, stagnating real wages, and the long-term effects of starting life in debt. None of my suggestions will involve crossing your fingers and praying for government to make everything better.
What is misleading about common measures and techniques such as GDP, so-called "technical" analysis of stock prices, price inflation, and others.
Building the game "Robo Rally" in Python as a learn-Python-Better exercise.