Tag Archives: Government

GDP, Government Growth, And The Incredible Power Of Stupid

A discussion of GDP in various flavors, the growth (or lack of it) in the economy, an economist named Cipolla and his view of the Incredible Power Of Stupid. GDP-Ex-Government tells a great truth. Continue reading

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Go Vegetarian to Save The Climate?

Governments, at the urging of The Green Blob, indoctrinating citizens with the Vegetarian Mantra, despite it being a risky lifestyle choice. Continue reading

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How Much Government is Just Right? 26% of GDP

Can one answer the question: “How Much Government is The Best Size?” Turns out you can, and Economists have looked at this for a while now. It’s the Rahn Curve. First cousin to the Laffer Curve. While Laffer looked at “How much taxes makes the economy grow less” and came up with about 20-something precent, Rahn looked at “How Much Government leads to maximal economic growth?”. And got a very similar answer. Continue reading

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Apple vs. FBI vs. Spy vs. Spy

The reasons I think Apple is right, and the FBI is wrong, in the FBI demand that Apple create a HACK to break their own security features. The risk is just too high. Continue reading

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Reality vs Policy: Fiscal, Monetary, Regulatory

A short introduction to Fiscal, Monetary, and Regulatory policy (with hints of Trade Policy), related to the state of global economics today. Continue reading

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Charles Murray – “By The People…”

Charles Murray has a book out titled “By the People, Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission”. It looks very interesting to me. Continue reading

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Just when you thought you’d seen everything… Gay Traffic Lights

Gay Traffic Lights. Really? Sheesh… Continue reading

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