Practical Economics and You

Recently the Panel has discussed the lack of economic discussion on the site. I’m no economist, and considering how we’re all socialists now, its important to learn a few practical things about economics outside of a theoretical framework. I’m going to start with a few basics: currency, Read More

What It Means To Be Post-Libertarian

Ideological swaps have a common tendency: first, you experience a marked increase in positive feelings and energy towards your new ideology. Second, you disassociate yourself with your previous ideology and sling mud at it. You can’t take it seriously, so even if you have decent critiques of it, the Read More

Bryan Caplan On Restricting Immigration (VIDEO)

This is going to be a critique of Why Should We Restrict Immigration? a paper written by the economist Bryan Caplan that was published in winter 2012 edition of the Cato Journal, which is published by the libertarian think tank the Cato Institute. In the paper, Caplan attempts to show Read More

SWPL-Down Economics: Accidentally Pro-slavery

SWPL-Down Economics refers to the idea that, thanks to material abundance (at the expense of vassals both foreign and domestic), high-brow SWPL preferences become affordable and accessible to the mass. The libertarians are wont to view the result of SDE as a desirable “fruition” of man’s efforts. They do Read More

Urban Liberalism: White Gentrification

Today’s subject comes from Huffington Post: Few cities in the U.S. embody the growing divide between rich and poor quite like New York and San Francisco. In just the past 20 years, both have changed from economically diverse melting pots to exclusive playgrounds for the rich. The change Read More

Libertarians, Women and Economic Illiteracy

This is a response to the butthurt that occurred after Northman’s recent article Women Should Hate Freedom. In theory libertarianism is all about capitalism and the free market, both of which are dominated by white males. Men make more money than women. Women are terrible at economics and math. Read More

Fedora-Capitalism On Black Friday

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False dilemma, thy name is Jeff TuckerSo, according to Tucker, the “fullness of (humanity’s) fruits” is being trampled by high time preference-types for a $200 Playstation 3. Most of them are buying these deals on credit, as well. I’m sure our ancestors are proud. It’s strange to Read More

Fedora-Capitalism On Exploitation

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Dear Jeffrey Tucker, I’m very sorry that you live in a society where notions like “productivity” and “mutual service” cannot be rationally advanced on a masturbatory social media outlet like facebook. I must also regretfully inform you that pandering redundant books and even more-redundant online lessons in anti-Keynesian snark Read More

An Apostate On Libertarians

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Let me begin by stating that I believe everyone reading this article will at least share my desire for a more orderly and prosperous society than what currently exists in the West today. With that said, my criticisms and considerations are mainly directed at libertarians. I should preface that I Read More

Autophagy

Drive through most any town in the United States, and you will notice a recurrent theme, our societal leitmotif: at least one street (usually several) blighted by, sacrificed to, consumptive postmodernism. Large and gaudy signs, unimaginative architecture, mass-produced imagery, welfare disguised as diversionary hourly make-work (Now hiring 4th assistant manager! Read More