Finely Balanced is a free weekly newsletter on the economics of technology, privacy and security. It was created by me, Justin Pyvis, an Economics PhD, part-time coder/designer/tech enthusiast and Senior Analyst with Treasury Western Australia.

I've previously lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Victoria (Canada) and Tauranga, spending more than a decade of my professional career analysing and writing about economies across the world. Finely Balanced is where I share my thoughts on technological issues that I think matter.


What is now Finely Balanced was once known as EconByte, as in the super witty combination of 'Economics' and 'Byte'. The entire project was (and still is) bootstrapped and coded by me over too many weekends. It was originally powered by Jekyll, then Craft, and now Ghost.

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