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Markets as Optimal Voting Systems

This article demonstrates that markets are an optimized voting system. I argue: Markets maximize corrected voter expression Markets solve Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem Further evidence economics is politics and vice versa. To have an optimal political system we need to have

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Economics is Politics is Sociology

Economic action is a redundant phrase. All action is economic. I don’t just mean all rational action, or all human action. I mean all action. Accidental action still relates to the economy. All action is both influenced by and feeds

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Immoral or Incompetent?

In politics there is an age old question about why policymakers, those who implement such policies, and others, commit bad action. The question is, are they acting immorally or with incompetence? I do not usually deal with this question because:

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Minimum Wage Arguments

I have maintained that minimum wage is bad for the economy, but there continue to be various arguments for it. This article will address a few. The Minimum Wage Was Previously Higher This argument is hilarious to me because it

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3 Principals of American Leadership

American leaders need to have a heart for cooperation. The executive branch of government is a branch of government. The executive branch was not designed to create laws or interpret the law. We have other branches for that. Furthermore, the

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Healthcare Works in a Free Market

This article will argue that healthcare works just fine on a free market, in contrast to what many mainstream economists seem to think. Let’s start with an outside source. Peter Klein is a big name Austrian and he discusses this

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Voice, Exit, Leverage and Competition

This article will describe the fact that governments are tending toward decentralization and give several specific examples of how that might continue. This article will have multiple videos from major speakers on the subject. Voice, exit, leverage and competition Voice

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Why Campaign Messaging May Soon Matter Even More

This article will argue that messaging may become more relevant in politics over time and soon. Get Out the Vote: How to Increase Voter Turnout by Gerber et al is a well written and known book in campaign work. Among many bits

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Politico: Eureka! Tea partiers know science

Source – Politico – Tal Kopan – 10/17/13 A finding in a study on the relationship between science literacy and political ideology surprised the Yale professor behind it: Tea party members know more science than non-tea partiers. Yale law professor Dan

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Defining Conservative Economics

This article will define conservative economics. Conservative economics is the same as free market economics, which is also called capitalism or free enterprise. Fiscal conservatism is one example of economic conservatism, but fiscal or budgetary policy comprises only a portion

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