Tag Archives: Keynesian economics

Disaster Capitalism, and the Rise of the Machination

Last week in “Fair Laissez-Faire”, Michael wrote about Laissez-faire economics and the rise of crony capitalism. This week I’m following up with what has become known as crony capitalism’s extreme cousin, ‘disaster capitalism’. The majority of this article is influenced by The Shock … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess With Texas

First off, a confession: I am a Texas native. I estimate I’ve spent about one-fourth of my life there, and my family bonds to Texas run strong and deep, ever since my great-great-grandfather and his brothers were run out of … Continue reading

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Keynes Redux

I mentioned in a comment yesterday that I’m working on an article discussing the relationship between income taxes and unemployment. Before I finish that and post it, I wanted to follow up on my previous fiscal analysis article. I got … Continue reading

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Keynes Was Right

Much discussion has happened on this site regarding income tax rates, government spending, and the health of the economy. Certainly I’ve had some preconceived notions of what’s best, as has pretty much everyone else here. I decided to be more … Continue reading

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I’m Not Stoopid

Voters aren’t stupid. The world is just complex. Our society has gone far away from the days when we were expected to collect our own food from a foodshed that was walkable in under an hour. We are a society of … Continue reading

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Re-ARRA-nging the Economy

  In my last article, I described ways in which government and business have similarities, and how one could apply the business principle of “good debt” to government. Today, let’s peek inside theAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which … Continue reading

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