4th Of July Finger Exercises

Jul. 4, 2017 by

After an early return from my secret adventure due to a weird illness and injury[1], I will get back into the swing with some finger exercises. Automation and Jobs It’s

The Economics of Believing

Jun. 2, 2017 by

Economics is everywhere.  You just have to know where to look.  Like at the cathedral I recently visited in Portugal. Many of you probably heard of “Pascal’s Wager.”  This is

Another Fruitful Exchange

May. 23, 2017 by

I have done this before.  When I have an exchange with a reader that allows me to riff on some useful topics, I sometimes do the lazy thing and reproduce

Macron and Other Offshore Topics

May. 9, 2017 by

Emmanuel Macron has handily won the French presidential election.  Now comes the hard part: trying to “govern a nation that has 246 different kinds of cheese?” (to quote Charles De

Healthcare and Free Markets

Apr. 28, 2017 by

One of the most successful propaganda efforts of the Left is the myth that we have a “free market” healthcare system in America.[1]  This is followed by the claim that

The Failing New York Times

Apr. 9, 2017 by

Trump is an ass, but that doesn’t mean that his attacks on the biased media are always wrong.  The New York Times has recently come out with a howler so

The Decline of the American Middle and Lower Class

Mar. 14, 2017 by

This essay was written for a job opportunity that no longer interests me. However, I decided to post it since a lot of work and thought was put into it.

The Tao of Economics

Mar. 6, 2017 by

John Cochrane, the libertarian economist from the Hoover Institution at Stanford, has recently commented on a blog posting from Russ Roberts, one of his colleagues.[1]  Roberts’ post argues that economists

College: Capital or Signal?

Feb. 25, 2017 by

I know that it sounds weird but I think I am becoming a Bryan Caplan fanboy. Caplan is the George Mason University economist who has appeared before in this blog,

“The Myth of the Rational Voter” by Bryan Caplan

Feb. 4, 2017 by

Careful readers will note that the book named in the title of this post, written by the libertarian economist from George Mason University, has already been mentioned twice in this