Ignorance and Equality

This short article mentions a few important considerations when discussing equality. What sort of equality is justified? Any, none, or somewhere in between? I say somewhere in between, spurred by a friend’s Facebook status as follows: Equality is the enemy of freedom. A striking quote with some truth to it, but let’s see if we … Read more Ignorance and Equality

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 subject in a solid video shown below: Key highlights: “Healthcare” is not a useful term … Read more Healthcare Works in a Free Market

Nash Equilibrium and the Prisoners’ Dilemma

This article will introduce Nash Equilibrium and the Prisoners’ Dilemma. I will argue that prima facie these provide proof that empathetic markets can produce Nash-Superior equilibria. Let me start off by saying Khan Academy is super awesome. See their short introductory video on Nash Equilibrium and the Prisoners’ Dilemma: First thoughts: The PD does not … Read more Nash Equilibrium and the Prisoners’ Dilemma

The Importance of Moral Information

This article will argue that information is heterogeneous. It will further argue that a particular kind of information is moral information and that information is a key driver of consumer and producer preference. These preferential changes can result in significant shifts of entire supply and demand curves. Let’s say you are told something. You are … Read more The Importance of Moral Information

Arguing for Intrinsic, Objective Value and Moral Markets

This post will argue for intrinsic and objective value, but that is not to say that I don’t acknowledge subjective value. Both exist, but objective or intrinsic value is the superior choice for market morality and efficiency. This discussion grew out of a forum discussion on bitcointalk a while back. When a person takes an action, … Read more Arguing for Intrinsic, Objective Value and Moral Markets

What is Caeconomics?

Caeconomics (cake-o-nomics) is the study of optimal decision making from the viewpoint of economic analysis under the presumption that Christianity is true while recognizing that interpretation of Christianity is inevitably done on a personal basis. The word is formed from Christian Anarchism Economics. The reasons for this nomenclature are elaborate and will be one of … Read more What is Caeconomics?

Yet Another Pro-Life Article (What About Rape?)

Sources show that over 99% of abortions are not from rape victims (1,2 and 3). See the screenshot of a modest Google search for top results: Rape also rarely, about 5% of the time to be precise, results in pregnancy due to rape’s wide definition encompassing attempted rape and also all kinds of sexual acts … Read more Yet Another Pro-Life Article (What About Rape?)

Occam’s Razor: You’re Doing it Wrong

Occam’s (or Ockham’s) Razor has been called a heuristic device. Heuristic means a guide or suggestion. It appears in various forms including versions which are useless tautologies, supposedly useful rules of thumb, fallacious positivist philosophy and lastly it is occasionally used properly as a distillery for information. One example would be in the video from … Read more Occam’s Razor: You’re Doing it Wrong

The Moral Motivation for Atheism

Frank Turek and Mark Mittelberg are a couple top-level apologists. Frank has a great radio show called “Cross Examined.” Unfortunately it’s only weekly. It airs every Saturday morning on AFR Talk. Mark wrote a book called “The Reason Why.” I’m not pushing the book although it’s pretty good. Frank had him on the showed and … Read more The Moral Motivation for Atheism