big ideas

Moneyness: dictionary money

A short article with a high concentration of new-to-me knowledge. “Nick Rowe points out that if a central bank wants to control the economy’s price level, it needn’t issue any actual money—it can just edit the dictionary every morning, announcing […]

fun facts

20,000 startup ideas

The data comes from “the O*NET database, containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy.” | learn more

tech, startups, internet

The autonomy economy. 

Last year, a16z partner Benedict Evans published Cars and second order consequences, which digs into the idea of what happens after all cars are autonomous and electric. This series of videos by fellow a16z partner Frank Chen digs into each theme in turn: […]

big ideas

Tim O’Reilly wants to rewrite our economy’s rules. 

If you haven’t heard of him, know that he’s one of the OG’s of the internet. He coined the term ‘open source’ software and popularized ‘web 2.0’. Now he’s questioning some of the fundamental (if arbitrary) conditions of our economy. […]