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Philosophy and Methodology
Taleb maintains he’s a statistically-oriented orthodox economist. But I don’t think he understands what people mean by “orthodoxy.”
Money and Banking
Inflationary monetary policy is driving markets toward ever larger and more monopolistic firms that dominate the marketplace.
Most of the resolutions passed by local governments in the name of "second amendment sanctuary" efforts don't actually do anything.
SubjectivismValue and Exchange
Anti-capitalists love to claim that consumers don't really have free choice — that advertisers and peers really dictate to others what they should buy. In truth, consumers choose freely, but use others to filter information and simplify the process.
A comparison between the two theories of entrepreneurial action suggest that it may be time to drop the use of the words “equilibrium” and “disequilibrium” from economics.
Money and BanksProtectionism and Free TradeMoney and Banking
Japan's Shinzo Abe has turned to Europe in hopes of stabilizing Japan's fiscal and and monetary situation. But Europe is a shaky foundation on which to build anything.
Money and BanksMoney and Banking
Now untethered from everything except the will of central bankers, international exchange rates are especially prone to manipulation worldwide.
U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology
Spooner would have defined today's drug war advocates as those who “usurp absolute control over the minds and bodies of their fellow men.”