Patrick N. R. Julius is creating Research and blogging in cognitive economics
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I write a blog called Human Economics, found at http://patrickjuli.us/

With a bachelor's degree in cognitive science and a master's degree in economics, I am part of a new rising paradigm in economic theory, cognitive economics, which seeks to reunite economics with other fields of science, such as cognitive science, psychology, sociology, and evolutionary biology. I am particularly focused on issues of global development and the eradication of poverty.

I update my blog twice a week; topics include economics, cognitive science, public policy, and occasionally philosophy, psychology, sociology, evolutionary biology, and political science.

Without being tied to a university, it's very hard to make money doing research and education. But given the abysmal state of the academic job market, it's also very hard to find a job tied to a university.

I have created this Patreon in the hopes of getting some financial support for these projects, chiefly the regular blog updates. Your support will allow me to focus my time on giving you top-quality blog content and working toward my long-term goals in research and writing, instead of needing a full-time "day job" that would eat up my time without contributing to my efforts in research and education.

In case you are new to Patreon, it provides a platform by which you can support someone like me using a "pay-what-you-can" sliding scale system. You choose how much you want to pledge per month, and you can change the amount at any time. Patreon will deduct a small fee, and the rest will go directly to me to support me in my projects. (For more information, there is a short video you can watch here.) Higher pledges receive perks listed below.
Tiers
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0 patrons
Patron:

For pledging your support, you will receive access to my patrons-only Patreon feed, as well as my sincere gratitude.
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3 patrons
Blogs from the Future:

If you pledge at least this much, you will be granted access to blog posts a week ahead of time, when I schedule the original drafts of each post. Sometimes I will change the content of posts during this period, so you will get a chance to see my drafts and some of my process of researching and writing each post. Think of it as like a "working paper" as opposed to a published journal article.
Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
Readers' Choice:

If you pledge at least this much, once a month you will get a chance to vote on the topics for future posts. I will keep a running list of future topics and conduct a range vote each month among patrons at this level or above as to which one to make into a post.

You will also receive all the benefits of Blogs from the Future.
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0 of 10 patrons
Blogside Chats:

Pledge at this level, and you will be entered into my exclusive group of Blogside Chats, with the opportunity to chat with me, the author, while I am writing each post. I will join the chat each time I am writing a post, and you will be able to discuss the content and process with me in real-time. Since each pledge level includes all previous levels, you will also get access to the post as soon as it is finished, a week before it goes live to the general audience.

You will also receive all the benefits of Blogs from the Future and Readers' Choice.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
Topic Generator:

Pledge at least this much, and not only will you be able to vote on future topics, you will also be allowed to suggest a topic each month for me to add to the voting. As long as it's at least tangentially relevant, I will add it to the list, and if your topic wins the vote, it will become a future post.

You will also receive all the benefits of Blogs from the Future and Readers' Choice.
Pledge $25 or more per month
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Blogroll:

Pledge at this level, and you can choose one blog (including your own) to add to my blogroll. Placing a blog on my blogroll does not imply that I endorse everything posted there, but it does imply that I think it is relevant and worth reading. The blog you choose to add must be at least tangentially relevant (basically, it must somehow involve economics, politics, math, or science), and it may not exist solely or primarily to sell some product (though an author or artist plugging their work is still acceptable). It will be under my judgment whether or not a blog conforms to these rules.

You will also receive all the benefits of Blogs from the Future, Readers' Choice, and Topic Generator.
Goals
$54 of $75 per month
Once I reach this funding goal, I will upgrade my blog so that it no longer supports ads and customize the design of the site to improve reader experience. It's like hiring me for a web development gig, only it's my own website you're paying me to develop.
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I write a blog called Human Economics, found at http://patrickjuli.us/

With a bachelor's degree in cognitive science and a master's degree in economics, I am part of a new rising paradigm in economic theory, cognitive economics, which seeks to reunite economics with other fields of science, such as cognitive science, psychology, sociology, and evolutionary biology. I am particularly focused on issues of global development and the eradication of poverty.

I update my blog twice a week; topics include economics, cognitive science, public policy, and occasionally philosophy, psychology, sociology, evolutionary biology, and political science.

Without being tied to a university, it's very hard to make money doing research and education. But given the abysmal state of the academic job market, it's also very hard to find a job tied to a university.

I have created this Patreon in the hopes of getting some financial support for these projects, chiefly the regular blog updates. Your support will allow me to focus my time on giving you top-quality blog content and working toward my long-term goals in research and writing, instead of needing a full-time "day job" that would eat up my time without contributing to my efforts in research and education.

In case you are new to Patreon, it provides a platform by which you can support someone like me using a "pay-what-you-can" sliding scale system. You choose how much you want to pledge per month, and you can change the amount at any time. Patreon will deduct a small fee, and the rest will go directly to me to support me in my projects. (For more information, there is a short video you can watch here.) Higher pledges receive perks listed below.

Recent posts by Patrick N. R. Julius

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Patron:

For pledging your support, you will receive access to my patrons-only Patreon feed, as well as my sincere gratitude.
Pledge $5 or more per month
3 patrons
Blogs from the Future:

If you pledge at least this much, you will be granted access to blog posts a week ahead of time, when I schedule the original drafts of each post. Sometimes I will change the content of posts during this period, so you will get a chance to see my drafts and some of my process of researching and writing each post. Think of it as like a "working paper" as opposed to a published journal article.
Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
Readers' Choice:

If you pledge at least this much, once a month you will get a chance to vote on the topics for future posts. I will keep a running list of future topics and conduct a range vote each month among patrons at this level or above as to which one to make into a post.

You will also receive all the benefits of Blogs from the Future.
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Blogside Chats:

Pledge at this level, and you will be entered into my exclusive group of Blogside Chats, with the opportunity to chat with me, the author, while I am writing each post. I will join the chat each time I am writing a post, and you will be able to discuss the content and process with me in real-time. Since each pledge level includes all previous levels, you will also get access to the post as soon as it is finished, a week before it goes live to the general audience.

You will also receive all the benefits of Blogs from the Future and Readers' Choice.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
Topic Generator:

Pledge at least this much, and not only will you be able to vote on future topics, you will also be allowed to suggest a topic each month for me to add to the voting. As long as it's at least tangentially relevant, I will add it to the list, and if your topic wins the vote, it will become a future post.

You will also receive all the benefits of Blogs from the Future and Readers' Choice.
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 of 20 patrons
Blogroll:

Pledge at this level, and you can choose one blog (including your own) to add to my blogroll. Placing a blog on my blogroll does not imply that I endorse everything posted there, but it does imply that I think it is relevant and worth reading. The blog you choose to add must be at least tangentially relevant (basically, it must somehow involve economics, politics, math, or science), and it may not exist solely or primarily to sell some product (though an author or artist plugging their work is still acceptable). It will be under my judgment whether or not a blog conforms to these rules.

You will also receive all the benefits of Blogs from the Future, Readers' Choice, and Topic Generator.