Archive for December, 2011

Classifying People By Their Government Rather Than Occupation Simply Justifies The Expansion Of State Power

Today, Krugman yet again argues that there is a lack of demand. Yes, there is a lack of demand, I agree. There is a lack of demand because our lower classes are unproductive in comparison to their peers in the world. There is a lack of demand for th
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Four Reasons For The Long Term Decline In Violence

Regarding Pinker's new book on the decline in violence in the world over time. I would argue that there are the following reasons for the worldwide decline in violence. 1. The Abstraction Of Property Stated by an unnamed commenter on The Economist: Odd
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List of 20th Century Genocides

The worst genocides of the 20th Century (160 million killed) - Mao Ze-Dong (China, 1958-61 and 1966-69, Tibet 1949-50) 49-78,000,000 - Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39) 23,000,000 (the purges plus Ukraine's famine) - Adolf Hitler (Germany, 1939-1945) 12,000,00
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Honduran Experiments In Creating The Libertarian Paradise

Over On The Economist, an unnamed author writes that the Hondurans are sponsoring a libertarian experiment: , libertarians have a real chance to implement their ideas. In addition to a big special development region, the Honduran government intends to ap
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Pravda Rails Against Fox News Without Realizing That They're Looking In The Mirror.

Over on Pravda, the popular, nationalistic and jingoistic Russian news agency, Fox News is attacked for it's nationalist sentiments. I replied: Fox news is not exactly a minority business. It's the most popular cable news channel. A better point of vie
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Defining 'Rich'. It's Easy: Whomever Can Exit Participation In The Market

On Economix at the NYT, Bruce Bartlett writes that it's difficult to count who's 'rich'. The first thing to know is that there is no formal definition of who is rich, middle class or poor. Of course, there is an official definition for the poverty rate
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Is Membership In The 1% Club Education Or IQ?

Greg Mankiw makes a case for graduate school education: Apart from their bank accounts, Gallup finds education to be the greatest difference between the wealthiest 1% of Americans and everyone else. The Gallup analysis reveals that 72% of the wealthiest
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Defining Capitalism

"Capitalism as it is used in common discourse, refers to a decision making-methodology in it's narrowest form, and a general bias in it's broader form, that is used by members of a population that describes a broad spectrum of property definitions from th
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Inverting The Argument: Inequality Is The Product Of Diversity

Over on Stumbling And Mumbling, Chris Dillow writes about inequality, and refers to OECD Gini-charts on inequality and trust, in an effort to suggest it's 'how we believe' one thing or another that determines redistributive policy. As if conservatives si
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Why Are Artificial Breasts All The Rage In Columbia?

A friend posted a humorous advertisement from Columbia, where young women are advocating that 'natural is better'. Someone asks why this kind of thing happens. An exacerbated interest in youth and sex is a cyclical expression of human behavior that is u
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