I began my career working as an economist for the Government of Canada — I have a masters degree in financial economics, and once upon a time worked as a researcher in the University of Chicago economics department.
Following a series of twists and turns, I somehow found myself working as an investigative journalist at the Daily Caller, the website founded by Tucker Carlson.
In March 2022, I quit my job at the Daily Caller to focus on Substack full-time.
Coincidentally, 3 stories broken on Karlstack have gone on to be featured on Tucker’s nightly show:
These 3 articles are a good example of what I write, but at the same time, not a good example at all. I started out writing about fraud/corruption in academia, but quickly evolved to writing about economics, politics, culture, crypto, finance, etc.
This is something I still struggle with: the decision to “niche down” or to become a “generalist.” I guess I am still trying to find my voice as a writer; before starting on Substack I had never written anything in my life before, and now that I have written over 100 Substack articles I am already a much more proficient writer. I am excited to see what the next 100 articles yield.
Currently I publish ~2 articles per week, sometimes more, sometimes less. Some of them are free, some of them are for paid subscribers only. I am still trying to figure out the optimal mix of free and paid content. Please consider signing up for free:
If you find my content valuable, and you believe in paying people for their work (this is how I eat and pay rent), please also consider becoming a paid subscriber. The paid newsletter model is a viable model for publications which mainstream media would never fund. The more subscribers I get, the more fraud and corruption I can expose.
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