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 an optimal voting system. Such a system will: Allow voters to precisely express their desires. … Read more Markets as Optimal Voting Systems

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 back in to the economy. The term economic action truly is a waste of a … Read more Economics is Politics is Sociology

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: It’s extremely hard to demonstrate that someone has acted immorally. In politics, my view isn’t … Read more Immoral or Incompetent?

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 is in fact an argument from tradition and as such should be more akin to … Read more Minimum Wage Arguments

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 federal government leadership needs to respect and trust the leadership of state government. This whole … Read more 3 Principals of American Leadership

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

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

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 of great knowledge the book contains is the fact that statistical work shows that messaging … Read more Why Campaign Messaging May Soon Matter Even More

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 Kahan posted on his blog this week that he analyzed the responses of more than … Read more Politico: Eureka! Tea partiers know science

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 of a government’s ability to manipulate the economy. Conservative economics refers to both fiscal conservatism … Read more Defining Conservative Economics