The EU And The End Of European Democracy

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Catalonia, The EU, And The Spanish Suicide Bomber

The European Union has a number of very important tasks – facilitating trade and keeping peace in Europe being among the most important. Whether the European Union is the reason why European countries haven’t engaged in warfare against one another since the end of the Second World War is an interesting question (if you want […]

In Spain, Fascism Is The New Black

How many of you have heard of the People’s Party in Spain? How many of you have even a rudimentary understanding of Spanish politics? No-one? That’s OK, I’ll give you a primer: Spain is going fascist. You think I’m exaggerating? Well, keep reading and if you still disagree after you’ve finished, leave a comment. Let’s […]

The Economics Of Patriarchy

Before you decide to read this, please be aware that this is going to be my most controversial post so far. Today’s topic is the patriarchy, which is a controversial subject – especially among conservatives! What’s even more controversial is my view of the patriarchy, or rather I should say traditional gender roles; namely, that […]

Obamacare: A Behavioral Economic Analysis

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One thing that we can all agree on is that Obamacare has not lived up to expectations. Even the most ardent supporters admit as much. The question everyone is asking now is: Can Obamacare recover its popularity? After all, the ACA didn’t use to be as unpopular as it is today – sure, the country […]

The Tea Party And The Hollywood Fallacy

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This article is a follow-up to my last post which dealt with why the government shutdown is a mistake. This time, I’m going to dig deeper and analyze the underlying problem with the Tea Party movement’s perception of reality. Now before I begin, I feel it’s necessary to remind everyone that policy-wise, I agree with […]

The Shutdown: Why This Is A Mistake

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The ongoing government shutdown is a big mistake. I realize that this is a controversial topic, and if you disagree with me, by all means write an angry comment in the field below. In this article, I’m going to cover two points: Why the shutdown is a bad idea, and why Republicans shut down the […]

Why Things May Never Be The Same Again

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Again I must apologize for my inactivity lately – my education has taken most of the time and my job search has taken the rest of it. If you’ve been following the mainstream media news, you know the score: It’s morning again in America. The deficit is falling fast, growth is returning, hundreds of thousands […]

Capitalism: Why Behavioral Economics Supports It

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In this post I return to one of my favorite topics: Behavioral economics, and how we can use it to argue against leftist policies and in favor of a small government. A while ago I read an excellent book – “The upside of irrationality” by Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist at Duke University who pretty […]

How To Save Social Conservatism

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Now is a tough time to be a social conservative. Most of you may not know this, but even though I mostly write about economics, I’m a staunch social conservative. In fact, I was a ProLife activist years before I became interested in economics. In this post, I’m going to explain how I think social […]

The Minimum Wage: Why $7.25 Is Enough

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I know I’m late to the party, but I would like to provide my views on Obama’s State of the Union, or more specifically, his latest idea which he introduced in his SOTU adress: Raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9. Here’s something you should all understand about economists: We agree on 95 % […]

Utopia, And Why It’s A Bad Idea

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Everyone who knows their political philosophy, knows that the main difference between conservatism and communism lies in utopianism – communism supports it, conservatism rejects it. The striving for utopia is old. No-one knows when it started, but the idea of the “perfect society on earth” has always had a strange appeal on humans. However, conservatives, […]

The Deficit: A Behavioral Economic Analysis

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Regular readers will by this time be familiar with Behavioral Economics, the discipline that I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in at the University of Nottingham. Quick recap: Behavioral economics is (mostly) about consumer behavior, studying it without the assumption that consumers are rational (an assumption made by “regular” economists). Instead, we look at […]