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Capital and Interest TheoryPolitical Theory
Critics of capitalism are often confused by the difference between political and economic power.
It is instructive to consider what a sensible anti-inflationary legislative program would be like if we could get it.
Is it possible to represent a constituency of people who hold varying and diverse opinions without betraying some of those same constituents?
Taleb contends that you shouldn’t put someone else’s skin in the game without putting your own in it as well.
Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
And yet I feel obliged to withhold my approval ... [for] the appropriation of public funds...
U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
It is a common fallacy that if a person is successful in business, they will be a good politician. This is dangerously naive.
World HistoryPolitical Theory
There's no reason to believe choosing representatives through a lottery system or "by chance" is worse than what we have now.
I hope to correct a persistent misunderstanding about Mencken's economic and political ideas.
Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
So long as he uses a "national security" ploy, a president can raise taxes without so much as a debate in Congress.
Free MarketsSocialismPolitical Theory
The capitalist system is a system in which promotion is precisely according to merit. Marx didn't like that.