The Energy Conversation is Overrated

In 2013 I talked about how the planet would easily accommodate food and water for 9 billion people in 2040. In this article, I argue that the current Malthusian scare about running out of fossil fuels is equally overblown and unimportant. I also argue that climate change is not at all an important economic or … Read more The Energy Conversation is Overrated

A Review of Subjectivism and Economics

In preparation for an article arguing in favor of objective value, this article goes over comparative views on subjective value among economists. Basically, all economists recognize subjective value, but to different extents and with subtly different meaning. I claim that Austrians emphasize subjective value in a decidedly more extreme way compared to other schools. I … Read more A Review of Subjectivism and Economics

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

David Friedman Isn’t a True Anarcho-Capitalist

This article argues that David D. Friedman is not a true anarcho-capitalist. I suggest Rothbard is a better fit for the prototypical ancap. To be sure, this title and thesis are intended to generate shock. Anyone who’s read my blog knows I’m a huge fan of Friedman and I don’t think highly of Rothbard, so … Read more David Friedman Isn’t a True Anarcho-Capitalist

The Military Singularity

This article argues that a singularity-like event in the market for defense would be a watershed moment in the transformation of a mixed economy to polycentric governance. I won’t be calculating a date in the context of this article. One explanation for the existence of government is that government itself is the emergent output of … Read more The Military Singularity

Tom Woods VS Friedman?

This article will discuss the ongoing Austrian V Chicago Economics debate and voice my rare disappointment with Tom Woods. First of all let me say that I am a huge fan of Tom Woods in general, but on this issue he disappoints me. David Friedman is an avid proponent of a unique brand of post-monetarist … Read more Tom Woods VS Friedman?

The Death of Old Austrianism

This article will argue that much of the Austrian school of economics is not valid, although it may be resuscitated if certain key steps are quickly taken. The fact that it is not falsifiable makes it not scientific, but not necessarily invalid or useless. Philosophy and logic can be used with great power, sometimes with … Read more The Death of Old Austrianism

Organizations and Institutions

This article will rigorously define, compare and contrast organizations and institutions. This article is a bit long but worth the read. It is an improved version of part of a paper I wrote for a public policy class during graduate school. The paper received an A- and I am confident it would have been an … Read more Organizations and Institutions

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 and exit refer to the ways people may express dissatisfaction with an organization. People can … Read more Voice, Exit, Leverage and Competition

5 Sources for Conservative Economics

This article covers 5 books I would recommend for purposes of understanding conservative economics, as well as some other sources. I am enrolled in a class called Intro to Public Policy at George Mason University. I have enjoyed the class very much so far. We discuss both practical and theoretical ideas with regard to public … Read more 5 Sources for Conservative Economics