Is home ownership the embodiment of the “American Dream?” Are Trump and Biden trying, in their own ways, to deliver the goods for you? Or are they just beholden to special interests whose members make larger campaign contributions than you do — for example, realtors, developers, and mortgage lenders?
Is it “exploitation” if you hire me, we both agree on how much you will pay me, and you profit from our arrangement so that you can continue to afford to pay me, and maybe expand the business and hire some others, and possibly make some money for yourself, too?
I don’t feel the need to be governed. I guess I never have.
Unwanted bureaucracy steals your time as surely as taxation steals your money. Bureaucracy and taxation usually go together.
The economic analysis of politics goes by many names: political economy, rational choice theory, formal political theory, social choice, economics of governance, endogenous policy theory, and public choice. Each of these labels picks out a subtly different intellectual tradition. Each tradition expands our understanding of the world. My favorite, though, remains public choice.
What’s afoot? Orwellian doublethink of the highest order. Sure, the hated 1950 Loyalty Oath seems far less onerous than the new Diversity and Inclusion Vow. But the people who refused to sign the 1950 Oath were heroes standing up for freedom of conscience. The people who question today’s orthodoxy, in contrast, are hate-mongers who need to be excluded from high-skilled employment.
A country that was once making strides toward freedom slides further into oppression and authoritarianism.
Episode 372 welcomes back Chris Jenkins to chat with Skyler on the following topics: learning Spanish; culture shock moments in Chicago for Skyler and Philadelphia for Chris; gringos con latinas (white boys with hispanic wives); Mises Institute events; Monopoly on Violence documentary; Atlantic Council and it’s Utah connection in Jon Huntsman, Jr.; Richard Grove’s Autonomy course and 19 Essential Skills download; integrity; gratitude; culture of excellence; scarcity/abundance mindset; can-do attitude; delegation; adding/selling value; kids and household chores; and more.
The pandemic is set to weaken the long-held grip of teachers unions on US education and social policy, and strengthen educational diversity and choice for more families. It may also prompt a closer look at the outsized influence of public sector unions more generally. Taxpayers should know what they are paying for.
“Facebook Employees Are Outraged At Mark Zuckerberg’s Explanations Of How It Handled The Kenosha Violence,” reads the headline at Buzzfeed. One such employee asks “[a]t what point do we take responsibility for enabling hate filled bile to spread across our services?”