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Tobias Switzer
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Lots of good recommendations...novels, self-improvement, Afghanistan. Something for everyone.
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What I Read in 2017 (and 2016 Part II)
2016 Part II was mostly consumed by my failed attempt to complete Harvard's Introduction to Computer Science course hosted by edX . I enjoyed the challenge and completed about half of the coursework but then had to turn my attention to a year-long deploymen...
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Remaining Questions and Challenges for Market Design
Very few economic sub-fields have done so well in such little time as has market design. From redesigning school choice to establishing matching markets in kidney to introducing combinatorial auctions of airwaves no other field has so rapidly taken theory t...
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What I'm Learning in 2016, Part I
I decided to change the title from Reading to Learning because not all knowledge comes out of books, right? And I have the time to make an update now instead of waiting until the end of the year. I figure that I'll break up the big post into smaller ones. P...
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If you're looking for books to gift or thoughts about what to read I've got some ideas.
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What I Read in 2015
It's clear from this list that 2015 was about War, Violence, and Power. I didn't intend it that way. In fact the goal for the year was to read more fiction and great literature. The last few years were heavy on public policy and economics to the point that ...
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Crush the Run on Your Next Military Physical Fitness Test
(Mo Farah and Galen Rupp go 1-2 in the 2012 Olympic 10k. Many years, thousands of miles, lots of heartache and self-doubt proceed Olympic victory. You don't need to do any of that to run your best 1.5 mile PT test.) Two years ago I was overweight, out of sh...
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What To Read In 2015
Confession: Last year's reading year was paltry. At first I struggled to recall what happened such that I could only get through 10-12 books. Then I remembered: we had a baby in the spring (Yea!!), the summer was mostly tied up with GRE studying (Boo!!), le...
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Review of Kilcullen's "Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla"
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