Ecological Rationality Matters

1/26 was my first class with Professor/Dr. Pete Leeson. He seems to be very intelligent and also personable, but by nature of man and blogs I am choosing to write about some things he said with which I disagree rather than all of the things he said with which I strongly agree. The things he … Read more Ecological Rationality Matters

Non-Becker Rationality and Kahneman Irrationality

This article provides two Ideological Turing exercises: One argument in defense of hard-line Chicago rationality and one in defense of the existence of economic irrationality. I don’t think Gary Becker or any of the big Chicago names (eg Friedman) ever firmly stated that individuals are rational (quick proof and another one), but let’s suppose that … Read more Non-Becker Rationality and Kahneman Irrationality

Kaldor-Hicks Problems

This article discusses notions of economic efficiency, notes a main one employed by applied economists to be Kaldor-Hicks efficiency, and discusses a few issues with that concept. Here are some kinds of economic efficiency: Pareto efficiency – loved by theorists but not feasible It means a move which improves utility of at least one agent … Read more Kaldor-Hicks Problems

Time and Debt

A savings and investment plan is an important component of a comprehensive budget. It’s not that hard to do, but there are some common mistakes some folks make. This article addresses how to form your savings and investment plan in a way that allows you optimize in an apples-to-apples way by focusing on time and … Read more Time and Debt