economics

Of Unions, Cleavage, Oil, and Doom

end_of_world March 1, 2011
We are borrowing well over a billion dollars a day to import oil.
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New Year’s Dissolution

206354-new-year-party January 5, 2011
Thumbnail image for New Year’s Dissolution I’m as sanguine as Eeyore on the Eve of St. Lucy’s.
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Finding New Ways to Inflate the Fantasy

August 19, 2010
We're not filling the gas tank. We're inflating a fantasy.
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Wendell Berry and the Great Economy

mustardseed August 5, 2010
Economics has become a totalizing system claiming the power to explain all things. It is as much a religious system—by another name—as is Berry's Great Economy.
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Naive Experts: Economists and the Real World

how markets work July 27, 2010
If your doctor had this same track record of diagnosing and treating disease, you’d be dead by now.
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Having Kids Who Have Kids

money_baby July 14, 2010
Bryan Caplan ignores the role religious belief plays in fertility rates.
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Contain This!

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The only difference is the dispatch with which we have invited the gulf—and the heartland and every other place we were told to toil in by the sweat of our brow—to go to hell.
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Castles Built on Sand

sandcastle April 29, 2010
Even for the average homeowner, ownership all too often is imagined as a way of gaming income flow and consumption over a lifetime, accumulating enough to spend down before one has to become a ward of the welfare state. It is part of consumer society, not a buffer against it.
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Hot Tub Economics

Passed-Out-254x300 March 23, 2010
The ideology of free trade and managed society continues to destroy the prospects of a prosperous American in the Twenty-First Century. Let us dig down and return to the one true economics: making and acquiring for the sake of sustaining the household and the country.
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Majoring in Idiocy

Flyeye March 3, 2010
Education presently conceived and presently practiced has but one goal: the mass production of idiots.
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Chesterton on the Economic Crisis

January 18, 2010
Things are a little different now that it's led to universal bankruptcy...
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Skinny But Still Driving

January 17, 2010
Ethanol and the fashionably skeletal may be connected.
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Prime Wisdom

graduate January 13, 2010
No one seems to have taught the politicians anything about that threadbare doctrine of man that underwrites their public jerry-mandering. They went to college, these elected officials, but no one thought to give them a proper dose of theology.
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Burn the Vineyard

December 7, 2009
I have just returned from one of the most remarkable journeys of my life, a ten day tour of Romania to promote an anthology of distributist and localist essays, Economic Freedom: The Renaissance of Deep Romania. Each day brought a…
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The Agenda: Political or Economic?

November 6, 2009
Irving, TX. The Front Porch Republic has been graced by two contributions from Mark Mitchell and Caleb Stegall on the political agenda for front-porchers. And while one may quibble with this or that point, no one here, I think, will…
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Long Live the Luddites

October 28, 2009
Rock Island, IL.  Having been called a “Luddite” by a few confused souls who fancy they’ve scored a point when in fact they’ve paid me a very high compliment, and having also been called a “prudish, technophobic, sexist, homophobic, misanthropic
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