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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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