How Crypto and EA Can Avoid the Next FTX
The collapse of FTX is a Rorschach test, for some confirming their suspicions of crypto, for others, the EA movement. But who is right, and what can we learn?
Zoning Should Be Unconstitutional
Time to abolish zoning and make it legal to build better cities.
Best DAOs to Join for 2023
Here is a living list of DAOs you can actually start contributing to now.
The DAO Social Contract
The DAO suffix should not be a ridiculed as meaningless vestige, but instead be seen as a commitment to DAO principles.
A Simple Proposal to Fix San Francisco
Expand the board of supervisors from 11 to 13 and elect 2 supervisors using at-large elections.
Announcing calendar.org - an experiment in Harberger Taxes on the Blockchain
Today I’m launching calendar.org - a collection of 365 NFTs on Ethereum - one for each Gregorian Calendar day from January 1st to December 31st. The owner of the day gets the special privilege of naming the day, but that ownership is subject to the Harberger Tax.
How and why to build a city on the blockchain
A couple months ago, I accidentally started CityDAO, a community of people interested in putting a piece of land on the blockchain. Since the initial tweet, 2,500+ have joined our Discord and we've sold over 250k in NFTs to raise funding for the first parcel of land in Wyoming.
San Francisco's Most Absurd Zoning Policies
There are so many absurd zoning policies to choose from.
Heuristics for choosing Good VCs
Since we just raised a round at AirGarage, I wanted to share some heuristics that might help you think about what to look for in a VC.
Learnings from a Conversation on Fixing Education
Recently I had a conversation with two smart friends about a passion of mine, fixing education, and I wanted to start a living document a few of the learnings. We came from 3 different countries and school systems, so there were some interesting perspectives.
Fear and Dilution
Fear of missing out and greed are the two most powerful forces motivating investors, but what motivates founders to take an investment?
Principles for Livable Cities
In building AirGarage, we have seen how a generation of automobile-centric urban planning has created sprawling cities, optimized for cars, not people.