Month: February 2015

Truth and Dollar Power

I have written before on a principal called dollar-power, which specifically refers to a political candidate’s ability to garner votes with varying cost, but the concept has broader implications for social capital and market decision making as a whole. In

Elaborating on Koukl on Jesus Lack of Sin

Greg Koukl is a solid Christian thinker and apologist who put out a video entitled, “How Did Jesus Escape from Having a Sin Nature?” Koukl basically says: This is difficult because it requires us to speculate: The scripture doesn’t clearly

Ancap Thoughts

I frequently make a mistake which may seem small or even intentional to other anarchists, but in fact it is not. I say I oppose government. But, if we are being more rigorous, is it necessary for an anarcho-capitalist to

True Demand

Demand is a key consideration in economics. Demand is important at the aggregate level, but recent literature has focused on the need for better microfoundations. This article will add to the understanding of microeconomic demand by developing the concept called

Selective GOTV Tactics

When you use phones during a campaign GOTV effort you may engage in three types of phone calls. Push-polls are polls which use leading questions to intentionally get people to answer a certain way. These are used for the same

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David Friedman, Poker, and World Peace

Friedmanian anarchism is a phrase I use independently, although I checked and Google reports one prior use in the same manner I intend, here, which is to refer to David Friedman’s approach to and description of anarcho-capitalism. Friedmanian anarchism emphasizes

GDP Does not Equal Gross Domestic Income

One of the first things learned in any introductory macroeconomics class is that national income equals national product. This is called the national income identity. The identity works fine in theory given certain assumptions, but it does not hold in

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