I'm a Master's student in Cognitive Science at Higher School of Economics in Moscow, where I previously studied Economics and Mathematics.

On this site I collect my writing and research and try to make my private knowledge public. My goal for signal-to-noise ratio is to make my writing unhighlightable.

My long-term goal is to make the future humane, aesthetic, and to make it happen faster.

I'm inspired by Gwern, Derek Sivers, Michael Karpeles, Spencer Greenberg.

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

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

Personal

17-20: a Retrospective on Four Years in College

People and Things I Would Fund If I were a Billionaire

Why You Should Not Go on a Tinder Date with Me

Julian Jaynes and the Ancient Tablets

Philosophers for Sale

RAPIDLY PRESS X TO REFUSE TO COME TO TERMS WITH YOUR OWN MORTALITY, an interactive experience.

Economics

An Ad Hominem Argument Against GDP — because every other argument has been written about a thousand times by now

Fun Economic Facts, e.g. if a firm develops a new technology and starts selling the same product in the same quantity but cheaper, GDP will fall and GDP per capita will fall

Against Basic Income

Faulty Reasoning in Dalio’s “How The Economic Machine Works”

Things including computer hardware and electronics, computer software, chrome extensions, and phone apps I use; discussions of Twitter, Anki, Android

Books books highlights, my comments, and recommendations

Politics

Three Questions for Russia

People

Can We Trust Peter Turchin

Education

Matec Notes

Polynomial Time Reductions and the P vs NP problem

My Favorite Textbooks

Technology Companies

Zuckerberg Is Immoral & Facebook Is Evil

Other Projects

Tweet-Sized Insight Porn