Shane Vander Hart looks back at 2017 and highlights our top 10 most visited articles written this year at Caffeinated Thoughts.
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 […]
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 […]
President Barack Obama said “God bless you” to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the U.S. A call to repentance would have been better.
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, […]
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, […]
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” […]
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 […]
It is hard to believe that it has been six years since Caffeinated Thoughts was launched. Now entering our seventh year as the founder and editor I believe we need to make a change in how we offer our RSS feed. A few months ago we made a change to allow readers to just subscribe […]
What if Obama wins? As conservatives in the midst of an election campaign, we don’t really think much about this. It makes sense, given that we’re supposed to keep our sights on the goal; we shouldn’t worry about losing, instead we just go for the win. So… why this post? Well, part of the reason […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
The powers that be are at it again. Since a while back (I really should have written this post earlier, but my time is limited due to exams etc) there have been serious talks about a fiscal union, that would incorporate either just the Eurozone countries or, if Germany gets as they want (and most […]
Recently I wrote a post about David Frum and criticized him for his view on the deficit. Frum argued that the deficit is not an urgent issue, but rather something we can deal with when we want to, when we happen to feel for it, sometime a few years from now or so. A member of another […]
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 […]