Not Enough Morality from the Conservatives

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…

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Contra Keynes

The Misesian Case against Keynesianism is based partially on the idea of time preference (for a fuller explanation of the case, read the whole article here from which this is excerpted). Time preference theory posits that each person has a natural inclination toward a personal choice in the amount of money one will spend versus…

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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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