Jun
      20

      Second through Fourth Week: Model building

      In this half month period, I’ve been reading about the Sidrauski Model from different sources. The main difference of this model from the Solow Swan model is that it brings money into this economic system. In most modified versions of the Solow model, transactions happen without money as a medium to facilitate. Monetary Theory and…
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      Jun
      19

      Virginia Firearms Trafficking Research Update

      Hey guys, I have now attended two gun shows, one in Chantilly–the Nation’s Gun Show– and one in Harrisonburg. Both shows were great learning experiences in their own right. The Chantilly gun show was a bit intimidating, as I had not yet had direct contact with any firearms dealers and had never been to a…
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      Jun
      19

      Research Update: June 2017

      Hi everyone! In a blink of an eye, I am already one month in my Honors Thesis research. I’ve spent the last month pouring over literature and theories attempting to understand the vast amount of research and studies that exist in this field. In this process, the focus of my thesis has evolved and taken…
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      Jun
      16

      The Scientific Process

      One of the things you quickly learn about doing your own research is that the very beginning, before you get going on any data collection, is very slow going. Even what seems to be a small, insignificant detail can easily be questioned and you then have to think about how you can make it better…
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      Jun
      13

      Reading the Reformations

      For the past month, I have been ferociously reading books about religious reformations, biographies of reformers, and primary texts that led to the spread of each movement’s ideas. I began with failed 15th century attempts at reforming the Roman Catholic Church, delved into Luther, Zwingli, and Calvin, looked into the English Reformation, and finished with…
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