Do You Feel Lucky?

Posted on 03/14/2017 in misc • Tagged with Economics, Politics

Dan Baird - SoLow

A couple of weeks ago the Techdirt podcast featured a fascinating interview with Robert H Frank, Professor at Cornell and author of the recently released Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy. This is a subject I've debated a few times on various Internet forums, usually ...


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Stuff

Posted on 02/08/2017 in misc • Tagged with Personal, Economics

Stuff

I've been thinking about stuff quite a bit lately. The US economy runs on stuff. If we stopped buying so much stuff, we'd crash the economy very quickly. It's so important that President Bush suggested we all go shopping after the 9/11 attacks. Maybe that's ...


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Abundance

Posted on 03/24/2015 in misc • Tagged with Business, Economics

Throughout history scarcity has been the defining characteristic of economics, and really of power and control in general. It does power the law of supply and demand, the fundamental tenant of microeconomics, after all. People with information not accessible to others, or governments or groups with access to weapons not ...


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The Gospel of Consumption

Posted on 05/22/2013 in misc • Tagged with History, Issues, Economics

Our consumption driven economy was not an accident


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(Disabled) Friends with Benefits

Posted on 03/31/2013 in misc • Tagged with Issues, Politcs, Economics

Disability benefits are a mess


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The tragedy of the commons

Posted on 08/15/2011 in misc • Tagged with Politics, Economics

I can't believe she stuck has stuck around for 20 years :)


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