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Lessons

Why We Need VERY Small government

Argument for Small Government Using Adam Smith

Adam Smith long ago recognized that “natural liberty,” which resulted from eliminating unjustified preferences and restraints, needed a government far smaller than one requiring innumerable regulations and mandates as well as trillions of dollars of taxes each year....

Henry Ford and the $5 wage

He says Ford proved that higher wages led to more productivity, which in turn was good for business. That positive feedback loop gave rise to a broad, prosperous middle class. But over the years, waves of economic pressures and political changes have broken that link....

F. A. Hayek Lessons

Hayek’s Biggest Ideas

Hayek’s Biggest Ideas

Five of Hayek's Biggest Ideas F. A. Hayek has had a lot of great thoughts.  I'd thought it would be useful to layout 5 of Hayek's biggest Ideas. Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992) is today glorified by freedom lovers all around the world. The Austrian in a double...

Political Science Lessons

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...

Fractal Politics

Fractal Politics “The rise of fractal politics” was first submitted to the Nine Dots Prize in response to the question, “Are digital technologies making politics impossible?” The essay was written as a thought piece prior to the announcement of the 2017 UK General...

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Ernst Friedrich Schumacher

Ernst Friedrich Schumacher (16 August 1911 – 4 September 1977) was a German-British statistician and economist who is best known for his proposals for human-scale, decentralised and appropriate technologies.[1] He served as Chief Economic Advisor to the British...

Economic Thinkers

Economic Thinkers   A. R. J. Turgot (1727-1781) French author of Reflections 1766, established marginal utility analysis, physiocrat. Adam Smith (1723-1790) Scottish author of The Wealth of Nations 1776, developed free trade theory and an appreciation for the...

Economics

Quotes

Adam Smith – Self Interest

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities, but...

Adam Smith – Invisible Hand

From An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Book IV, Chap. 2 by Adam Smith.  By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce...

Adam Smith – All Quotes

“No human wisdom or knowledge could ever be sufficient [for] the duty of superintending the industry of private people..." “[Governments are] ...without exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society.” “The agents of [government] regard the wealth of their master...

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Fractal Politics 2

Fractal Politics The evolution of digital technologies and the evolution...

12 Economic Concepts

Twelve Economic Concepts Everyone Should Know 1. Gains from trade: In any...

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