The Process of Faith and Rational Imperfect Bayesian Analysis

I’ve previously written that Faith Without Certainty is OK, but in practice, many Christians act with certainty. Is there some contradiction here? This post argues against any contradiction. I distinguish between practical certainty and unqualified certainty, I show that all optimal and rational action is subject to constrained analysis, and I argue that applying a … Read more

Expressive Voting, Rational Irrationality, and the Size of Government

A recent homework question asked: Expressive voting and rational irrationality seem to predict that local governments will be more efficient than state governments, which will in turn will be more efficient than federal governments. Are these predictions true? Carefully explain your answer. Is there any reason why we should expect this relative ranking to be … Read more