Second only to consequentialists, the political & moral apathy of the general public drives me up the wall. While the Republic is burning, many of my (often very intelligent) friends are worried about Snooki’s latest hairdo and 16 and Pregnant. Robert Higgs has noticed too: Fourteen things in which many Americans have an interest: shirking on…Details
Are student loans the next
Personally, I believe ALL debt to be the next bubble, one that will bring our economy to its knees. HIGH FIVE.
Here are all of the things I have been meaning to post but have not yet had the time… If the face is the window to the conscious mind, a few psychologists have cracked the code. Sylvan S. Tomkins and Paul Ekman spent years decoding the face, and deduced far more about human emotion made…Details
I would venture to bet that you think that the right is the moralist side of the political debate. I disagree. Americal Leftists have claimed the high ground in public policy, appealing to egalitarianism, environmentalism, and risk-aversion, in which moral positions are expressed but widely denied as having anything to do with “morality.” Conservatives, on…Details
Social contract theory is bunk, but if it wasn’t, we’d have a material breach on our hands… Imagine that you have agreed with an auto dealer to purchase the luxurious Belchfire X-1 automobile, for which you agree to pay $45,000, with monthly payments to extend over a period of three years. You sign the sales…Details
Question: When you enter a moral universe where your scruples are blunted enough to pursue some dubious end by any number of questionable means, what prevents you, as a Keynesian economist or politician, from seeing people killed to boost your economy? Answer: Not much. As a sidenote, if you head over to Paul Krugman’s blog,…Details