I’m an independent researcher with background in Economics, Mathematics, and Cognitive Science. My biggest intellectual influences are Scott Alexander, Dan Carlin, Scott Adams, and Gwern.

Right now I think about the history (and the future) of scientific patronage and work on solving talent misallocation. My long-term goal is to make the future humane, aesthetic, and to make it happen faster.

If you think that I can be helpful to you, feel free to reach out, book 20 minutes of my time to talk to me and/or to send me your draft.

You can contact me at alexey@guzey.com or via Twitter, Telegram, Facebook or VK

My writing thesis has always been that I want people to learn something useful, to change how they think, and to motivate them to do something differently. Below is my writing categorized by the motivations behind it:


Mar 9, Reviving Patronage and Revolutionary Industrial Research

Feb 25, Why You Should Start a Blog Right Now

Feb 8, Most Important Slate Star Codex Posts

Feb 8, On Friendship and on Finding Your People

Jan 27, Tweet rot

Jan 22, Links for Oct-Dec 2018

5 Most popular

What Should You Do with Your Life? Directions and Advice

Research Ideas

Why You Should Start a Blog Right Now

Every productivity thought I've ever had, as concisely as possible

Most Important Slate Star Codex Posts

5 Most underappreciated


Is anything inherently difficult?

Why You Should Start a Blog Right Now

Contra Scott Alexander's "The Tails Coming Apart as Metaphor for Life"

Three Questions for Russia