Month: April 2014

Signs You are Not an Economist

A good economist is not like a weatherman. A good economist makes good predictions. One sign you are more like a weatherman than an economist is when you blame the weather for the bad economic situation, like this typical mainstream

Christian Anarchism: You’re Doing it Wrong

This article discusses why the moral argument for Christian Anarchism, which is the classic argument for it, fails, and gives a better argument in support of Christian Anarchism. Please, someone fix Wikipedia. All these years and it’s still not user-friendly.

5 Cool Websites

This article covers 5 useful websites. Buzzfeed has this article, 33 amazingly useful websites – but they aren’t all useful. These 5 are: 10 Minute Mail – Throwaway email addresses. Mathway – Solve all kinds of math from algebra through

Which Market?

This article plugs a couple scholars, comments on intra-firm geographical dispersion and notes multiple definitions of market. Keep an eye out for the fourthcoming paper from J. Bradford Jensen and A. Gervais on intra-firm geographical dispersion and its relationship to foreign direct investment.

Commoditized Votes and Vote Contracts

This article covers a proposed policy initiative which would more fully merge a state’s political and economic systems, bringing increased efficiency to the state’s overall political economy, as well as increasing transparency and the well being of citizens. Steps: Federally

Arguments for God and Occam’s Razor

This article discusses arguments for God in relation to the use of Occam’s Razor. It has been argued that God is an extremely complex concept, and a superfluous one on top of naturalism. By Occam’s Razor, the logic goes, we

Occam’s Informal Razor

This article will address the use of Occam’s Razor in the non-technical way it is often employed, as opposed to its formal use in logic. I have dealt strongly and formally with technical use of Occam’s Razor long ago, but in

Bruggencate VS Lewis, P1

This article will be the first in a series of 3 wherein I argue that Sye Ten Bruggencate’s version of the argument from reason is superior to both Lewis‘ version, as well as Reppert’s supposedly improved version of Lewis’ version.

Chaotic Foundations: Chaos in Markets

This article discusses why markets are stable, but notes that there is still significant and important chaos in markets. A chaotic system is, formally, a dynamical system which is highly sensitive to its initial conditions. A dynamical system is a

Yet Another Social Security Fix

Contrary to popular belief, fixing Social Security is rather easy. At least, from an economic and financial standpoint it is. From a political viewpoint, not so much. Many methods have been proposed in the past through means such as modification