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...
Understanding the S-Curve

Understanding the S-Curve

Exploring the Limits of the Technology S-Curve.  Part I: Component Technologies Learning Objective: Understand the Four propositions about the usefulness of the S-curve. This reading is important for 2 reasons. It discusses a very important theoretical point, S-Curves...

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...