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 […]

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 EU Membership Referendum: My Thoughts

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First, I’m sorry my posting has been sparse lately. I’ve had exams this month and also been hospitalized (I’m okay now, thank you), and so I haven’t really had time to follow and write about politics as much as I’d like (I’d love to post every day). So here’s your British politics update: David Cameron, […]

The Keynesian Singularity

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Have you heard of the technological singularity? Don’t be ashamed if you haven’t; it’s sort of a geeky concept. The people most likely to have heard of it are computer scientists and science fiction fans (and if you’re both, then you’ve definitely heard of it). Basically the concept is about artificial intelligence and the “endpoint” […]

The Keynesian Failure: A Graphical Presentation

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This is not the first time I’m covering the topic of Keynesianism – as a matter of fact, this may very well be something like the 100th post I’ve written on the topic. This post however is a little bit different: Instead of just writing about keynesianism, I’m going to make a graphical presentation of […]

Krugman Is Wrong Again: Slash Spending Now!

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Paul Krugman (known as St Paul among liberals) is at it again. In an article, “Money for nothing”, Krugman makes the following case: 1) Investors and businesses aren’t spending right now and can’t find investment opportunities, therefore they choose to buy government bonds. In fact, they are buying government bonds to such an extreme extent […]

Should Conservatives Support Austerity?

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Austerity is a hot topic in Europe right now. Most everyone seems to hate it, at the same time as everyone agrees that the budget somehow will have to be balanced – just without the cuts, please. For conservatives, the choice has always seemed clear: What the leftists call austerity, we call financial common sense. […]

A Look at Miramonte: What’s Gone Wrong With Society?

The developing scandal at the Los Angeles School District’s Miramonte Elementary School is troubling news on many fronts, but the most troubling aspect of the news is evidently accelerating decay of public trust. Last week the school district as blindsided by what is now a triple scandal. Everyone is aghast at the crimes themselves. Teachers […]

Sterling: A solution for Ireland

My endless writings on the eurozone crisis are back by popular demand – actually, not really, but no-one’s complained so far. I’m supposed to be studying right now, but I’ve already done some reading today so I figure I deserve to write a post (you know you’re blogging too much when writing a post becomes […]

God's People Were Chosen In The Furnace of Affliction

Charles Spurgeon commenting on Acts 14:22, specifically where is says, “through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God,” (ESV) said something that most American Christians don’t want to hear – you will suffer.  Yet you walk through your typical Christian bookstore you will invaribly see books with titles that proclaim the opposite. From […]