In Pursuit of Virtue – August Edition

Titles should be enough, right? I am pretty busy, but each of the next few bullets deserves an individual post – so take the time to read them! The Myth of Wartime Prosperity. Looming Fiscal Disaster Isn’t Our Problem, Handout-Driven Moral Degeneracy Is. The Rise of the Praetorian Class. Economics vs. Politics. The Rule of…

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The Cognitive Dissonance of the State

Robert Higgs is an incredible economist. His theories of the ratchet effect and regime uncertainty stand on their own two feet as defining the reality of economies controlled by governments today – and that is to say nothing for nearly single-handedly forcing mainstream economists worldwide to reconsider that supposed “fact” that WWII “got us out…

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In Pursuit of Virtue – July Edition

Some light, some heavy, here are things I have run across lately that are worth the note… If you run around in circles of state idiots like most of us do today, you will hear about how “taxes used to be 90% on the rich!” It isn’t true, plain and simple. Will the state’s inefficiencies…

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Tu ne Cede Malis, sed Contra Audentior Ito

As you can imagine, the Obamacare fiasco isn’t the best news I have heard today. There is not much to say about it that has not already been said on Facebooks, but a few commentators have (as usual) said it better than most. A poignant reflection, at EPJ, focuses on the most important implication of…

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Keynesianism & the Green Movement Seek to Stack Bodies

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,…

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