Hi all, I’m Andy! I work in software for CNBC (not on the news side of things although I’m at the building daily) and I grew up right outside of NYC in NJ, currently a resident of Jersey City. Politically I’m basically a Krugmanite, although I have a few sharp philosophical differences with him, and also Epsilon Theory is a huge influence on me (definitely worth the google if you’re not familiar!). I have a strong interest in econ, finance, politics, history, military matters, of course tech & science, good food/booze/hot sauce, and I’m a musician (bass/keys/production/live sound, although not very active atm). Love to talk about pretty much anything! Connect with me on twitter: twitter.com/curevntsjunkie
Thanks so much Matt for doing this! You definitely find things and perspectives that I miss over the course of the day, and bringing relevant information to the people is one of the most important things we need in these days of a “like, really smart” sad excuse for a president whose idea of an intellectual argument is calling anything he disagrees with “fake news”. Godspeed!