Retired, finally. I enjoy learning about crypto and sharing my discoveries. Also, I follow the News closely and enjoy discussing current events. I have no political agenda, but advance views based in reality with a slant toward real world consequences.

SWAP SPACE: I Tried It and I Liked It !!!!!

18 Jul 2021 4 minute read 2 comments kev_nag

For quite some time I had been searching for a reliable (and admittedly cheap, relatively speaking) cross-chain exchange site. Living in the United States and more particularly New York State, my options are extremely limited. But I had Ethereum asse...

Paying for the Aging Population's Consumption in Today's Economy

17 Jul 2021 4 minute read 0 comments kev_nag

***INTRODUCTION*** The timing of this article is fortuitous as it is occasioned by my 63rd birthday. That fact aside, I have retired from the work force and have been so retired for about a year now. I do consider myself very lucky. I am able to surv...

MALTHUSIAN THEORY - Present Day Applications?

11 Jul 2021 2 minute read 0 comments kev_nag

***INTRODUCTION*** Thomas Malthus was an influential 18th Century economist among other things. His most important contribution to the field of Economics was a book published in 1798 entitled "An Essay on the Principle of Population". [Malthus, T. "...

Is It Time to Throw the Phillip's Curve Away Again? Or Should We Never Have Used It At All?

10 Jul 2021 4 minute read 1 comment kev_nag

***HISTORY*** Economic theory has held that there exists an inverse relationship between unemployment and inflation. Again, in theory, if you think this through, it makes sense. When you have low levels of unemployment, workers have available more di...

Advancements in Warfare - The Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT)

29 Jun 2021 3 minute read 2 comments kev_nag

***INTRODUCTION*** By combining various intelligent devices together with the Internet forms a large scale network known as the Internet of Things (IoT). With this IoT, real time exchange of information and communication among devices is made possibl...

Inherent Security Issues and Regulatory Concerns with the Internet of Things (IoT)

17 Jun 2021 6 minute read 0 comments kev_nag

INTRODUCTION Many here might be unaware of what the Internet of Things actually is. The Internet of Things is "a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique ident...

Dear Mr. President: Sir, You and I Really Need to Chat. (Political Satire, Sort of. WARNING: Those on the Left Will Not Like This One Bit!) POB Word of the Week: Outrageous #009

9 Jun 2021 4 minute read 4 comments kev_nag

Dear Mr. President: Sir, you and I really need to chat. You see, you have me confused (almost as much as you are on your best days). I studied economics in College and am fully aware of what items are included the term 'traditional infrastructure'. D...

The Economic Impact Of Raising the Corporate Tax Rate to Pay the Tab for Biden's $1.7 Trillion Infrastructure Plan - More Harm than Good?

6 Jun 2021 4 minute read 1 comment kev_nag

  BACKGROUND In March, 2021, the Biden Administration announced the American Jobs Program, a sweeping and wide ranging proposal to spend $2 Trillion over a 10 year budget window on American infrastructure and other projects. However, what is consider...

High Court Interprets "Exceeds Authorized Access" Provision of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act - VAN BUREN v UNITED STATES

5 Jun 2021 4 minute read 0 comments kev_nag

FACTS Police Sergeant Nathan Van Buren needed money. To satisfy his need, he asked one Andrew Albo (who was reputed to have connections to prostitution and who had prior police contacts) for help. Van Buren's request was reported to the local sheriff...

Utilizing Optimistic Rollups to Improve Blockchain Scalability

3 Jun 2021 3 minute read 0 comments kev_nag

Long processing times and high transaction costs are the bane of Blockchains. Initial techniques to address these scalability issues utilized 'side chains', but 'side chains' proved to exhibit a fatal flaw - the user's funds are subject to theft if t...