My name is Ashok Rao and I am a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. I plan on completing the Markets and Social Systems Engineering program. My interests include monetary and fiscal policy, tax reform, and computer science.


  1. nic said:


  2. Consider this: So long as well taxes are argued to have redistributional intent they will be perceived as the realm of a fringe cohort of anti-capitalists. But if our economic leadership would ever open their eyes and examine the cronyist intent and impact of existing policies, they might see that a return to property taxes (the long-term norm of recorded history) is a return to fundamental principles of both democracy and capitalism. I invite you to respond to the linked post:

  3. Ray Lopez said:

    Excellent blog, but don’t spend too much time on this blog in neglect of your studies. None of these people are going to give a hoot if you flunk out of school due to excessive blogging, and in fact some might be pleased in a smug fashion.

    • Thanks for the nice words. Studies almost always come first, and the cross elasticity between blogging and school is not always positive. In any case, I can report so far, so good.

  4. Mahesh said:

    Maps used are incorrect and it is insult of our country. Please use and publish correct maps.

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