Category Archives: Economics

Free Think Media Is Awesome

Our friends at Free Think Media recently made that awesome video with Paul Ryan, and got a write-up over at Fast Company about the video. Titled “GOP’s Paul Ryan Goes Hollywood to Sell Federal Budget” the article features great nuggets from … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin Benefits From Subsidy Enacted By Sarah Palin

Yesterday, our friends at the non-profit Tax Foundation noted that Sarah Palin’s show, the inventively titled “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”, received $1.2 million in subsidies from the state. Mark Robyn opined: The show spent $3.6 million on production in the state, meaning that Alaskan … Continue reading

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Failure Is A Feature

I have another guest post up at Rooted In Prosperity, still examining the idea of failure. In my first post, we examined the results and challenge of making success more than simply random. The last postexplored the idea that human ignorance is far … Continue reading

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For the Safety Of The Nation, We Must Equalize Airfare

Not News: Our nations poorest are at risk. Still Not News: Our nations richest enjoy a level of safety and security far out of whack with that afforded to most Americans. News: Because even terrorists respond to prices. When an … Continue reading

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Remains of the Day

So I’ve come out of hibernation… that’s the best excuse I could come up with for my extended absence. And with that, I’ve got some findings to share: Negative externalities: DC students are noisy, must reduce nighttime volume to sound … Continue reading

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Richard Epstein Does Not Think Highly Of The President

House Republicans rode popular opinion to achieve the first part of their “Repeal and Replace” pledge on Obamacare. Since the quick, contentious vote in January, the elephants have taken several righteous knocks for taking their time for being slow to … Continue reading

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Hayek, ‘Knowledge’, And Radical Ignorance

This is the second in a series of posts I’m writing for the blog Rooted In Prosperity, which studies the way we apply the principles of free and prosperous societies to organizations, in the effort to make our workplaces more … Continue reading

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Wither Boing Boing? Or; Even Technocrats Get The Blues

During the recent kerfuffle in Wisconsin, tech/nerd/intelligentsia blog Boing Boing, and in particular Science Editor Maggie Koerth-Baker, have devolved into the worst stereotypes of online ‘journalism’. As a longtime Boing Boing fan, it’s been rough to watch. Her headline for … Continue reading

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“Yes, yes, but the trains ran on time!”

Even if there was strong evidence that benevolent autocrats could routinely produce growth, and even if you could somehow be sure that they would remain benevolent, the price paid for autocracy is much too high. Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Government

“The Market Price For Sex Is Currently Very Low”

That’s a line from this Slate article on the ‘loser boyfriend epidemic‘. Earlier this year, introducing the Free Market Feminism blog, I admitted that I don’t think much often about women’s issues. But lately, I’ve been noodling around a lot … Continue reading

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