Clearing My Desktop

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…

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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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Scaling

If you have ever wondered why we are not giants, and why animals don’t come in larger sizes, this is why… Galileo begins “Two New Sciences” with the striking observation that if two ships, one large and one small, have identical proportions and are constructed of the same materials, so that one is purely a…

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