June 2015

The gay marriage decision is a good thing for libertarians (and even Christians)

Steve Horwitz (via Facebook) speaks my mind more eloquently than I ever could regarding the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision. In short, here’s why legalized gay marriage is a good thing for proponents of small government, and even for religious people who don’t endorse homosexual relationships. It’s not the state’s job, anyways! What follows, then, […]

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I the Person vs. We the People

The person who assumes the mantle of society in order to self-righteously dictate how you must live has carved an idol called ‘the greater good’ and has fallen on his knees to worship it as God. But there is no social good greater than the individual, without whom society itself does not exist. – Wendy […]

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When economists say nothing

Explaining spilled milk by saying the milk left the glass is no explanation for spilled milk. It’s a restatement of the question. When we ask why the milk spilled, we want to know why the milk left the glass—what did someone do, or not do, to bring this about. While this is obvious even to […]

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Am I an amateur photographer?

Hint: No. I’m not a big fan of taking pictures. But I did snap this shot from our hotel window in Toronto last week. Pretty good for a smartphone camera, if I do say so myself! That’s the CN Tower in the center — the tallest freestanding structure in the western hemisphere. We had dinner […]

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Have economists learned anything?

From Gavyn Davies at the Financial Times: Seven years after 2008 crash, there is relatively little sign of a major transformation in the mainstream macro-economic theory that is used, for example, by most central banks. The “DSGE” (mainly New Keynesian) framework remains the basic workhorse, even though it singularly failed to predict the crash. Economists have been […]

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On Donald Trump

From RedState’s Erick Erickson: There is also a reality about Donald Trump’s candidacy that you should also not underestimate. People hate Washington, they hate politicians, and they are perfectly happy to champion a candidate who tells politicians to go to hell and provides creative directions on the path there. Donald Trump’s candidacy does not exist […]

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Some predictions for 2016

I’ve learned that more than a few people enjoy my political commentary on this blog. I’ve also discovered that writing about political figures (or, to be more precise, citing political figures as keywords in my posts) draws more traffic to the blog. So here are a few thoughts (and predictions) on the 2016 election. 1. Hillary Clinton […]

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