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Category Archive for 'Economic Illiteracy'

Among the many things in life that I have never said, “man, I regret spending time on THAT!” is reading Jonathan Swift. Here’s a delightful little ditty: Big fleas have little fleas Upon their backs to bite ’em And little fleas have lesser fleas And so ad infinitum Actually, the ditty above is from mathematician Augustus […]

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Admittedly I am way out of my league here. One of my favorite books of all time is Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene. It should be one of 20 books that every student who is considered educated should have read by the time they leave college. In any case, the book should be of fantastic interest not […]

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Here is an ESPN E60 segment on what happened on/near our campus recently to two of our students. No one else from our campus agreed to be interviewed for the story. Among the many “reasons” for this awful incident is “our” continued insistence on fighting the insane Drug War. I write this as I am enjoying […]

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P.S.A.

Hi folks, Taking a long break, check back in the fall, perhaps. Stay productive! And happy.

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If we truly wanted to reduce emissions from automobiles, and to save energy at the same time, we should hope to see a major swap. What would that be? Well, we would want to see all of the Toyota Priuses adorned with the following bumper sticker: Instead of the more typical ones you would find […]

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… the Bastiat Bowl.  

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In fact I’m not at all clear how my family got to America. I think three generations above me had people illegally sneaking into the US from both Canada and I think parts south. But my family doesn’t quite know. But as sure as the ocean is salty, my kind was not much liked – […]

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This sort of article is either why I started blogging in the first place, or am on the verge of quitting. It’s extraordinarily disingenuous and frustrating. Here is one example: With unions only a distant memory for many people, federal minimum-wage legislation has become the best hope for propping up wages for low-income workers. And […]

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Should the likes of Donald Trump and his economic ilk ever choose to be intellectually consistent, particularly with their view that trading with human beings who happen to reside in other countries is bad for human beings who happen to reside within the borders of the United States, then surely they should ban the following: […]

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Now, reporters don’t usually write their own headlines, but this is just out there: Here is the longer piece. The headline makes it appear that all 600,000 residents of Las Vegas are getting solar power. Of course, you have to read the fine print that tells us only all municipal facilities are using renewable energy. That’s a […]

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