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May 2, 2022

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Behavioral Economics

What Is Behavioral Economics? Behavioral economics is, in a way, at the intersection of economics and psychology. In fact, the "behavioral" in behavioral economics can be thought of as the analog of the "behavioral" in behavioral psychology. On one hand, traditional...

Fractal Economics is the New Economic Paradigm

Fractal Economics is the New Economic Paradigm

Fractal Economics is giving economics its "Copernican Moment." Before Copernicus, it was widely believed that everything – including the Sun – revolved around the Earth, rather than the Earth revolving around the Sun.  Everyone used Ptolemy's description of the...

There is a role for an Economic “Safety Net”

Conservatives often regard any community provided "safety net"  as either morally illegitimate or economically destructive. This lesson will examine why opposition to any safety net is the default Conservative position, and why some Conservatives don't believe this is...

Machiavelli: On Change

“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm...

The Rise of The Autocratic

The autocrat problem Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary has used the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to further centralize authority. The European Union seems to be functioning better than the United States in some big ways right now. Europe has been far more...

Nock and Mencken on Democracy and Equality

Nock and Mencken on Democracy and Equality Albert Jay Nock (1870–1945) and Henry L. Mencken (1880–1956) were the two leading libertarian intellectuals of the Old Right, during the thirties of the twentieth century. Both defended laissez-faire but opposed the New Deal,...

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Behavioral Economics

What Is Behavioral Economics? Behavioral economics is, in a way, at the intersection of economics and psychology. In fact, the "behavioral" in behavioral economics can be thought of as the analog of the "behavioral" in behavioral psychology. On one hand, traditional...

Fractal Economics is the New Economic Paradigm

Fractal Economics is the New Economic Paradigm

Fractal Economics is giving economics its "Copernican Moment." Before Copernicus, it was widely believed that everything – including the Sun – revolved around the Earth, rather than the Earth revolving around the Sun.  Everyone used Ptolemy's description of the...

There is a role for an Economic “Safety Net”

Conservatives often regard any community provided "safety net"  as either morally illegitimate or economically destructive. This lesson will examine why opposition to any safety net is the default Conservative position, and why some Conservatives don't believe this is...

Right Wing Takeaways from Senate Report on Russian Interference

Senate Intel Panel Finds ‘Absolutely No Evidence’ of Collusion, Faced Roadblocks The Senate Intelligence Committee said in a long-awaited report released Tuesday that there is no evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government to influence the...

Takeaways From the Senate Committee Report on Russian Interference

Takeaways From the Senate Committee Report on Russian Interference Senators divided along party lines about whether to conclude that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin’s election sabotage operations. Democrats and Republicans could not agree on whether...

The Rise of The Autocratic

The autocrat problem Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary has used the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to further centralize authority. The European Union seems to be functioning better than the United States in some big ways right now. Europe has been far more...