Category Archives: Economics

Tariffs

Tariffs are taxes on the imports or exports of various goods/services between countries or other regions. The most recent prominent example is Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel as well as aluminium, washing machines and solar panels (Wikipedia link). So, what … Continue reading

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The Scientific Method: Part 1

It’s amazing how often pseudoscience or weak, partial reasoning can convince people of all kinds of things. Much of the time, I think it’s confirmation bias where people are all too keen to accept evidence which supports their views as … Continue reading

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Language Myths

I recently listened to an audiobook version of Steven Pinker’s The Language Instinct (1994). It was interesting but also set a personal record for Most Frustrating Book I’ve Ever Heard. Let’s break down some of the myths he presents. Myth … Continue reading

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Social Darwinism

I am a social Darwinist. How’s that for a controversial start? But let me explain. Perhaps the most famous example of “social Darwinism” is Adolf Hitler and “die Endlösung der Judenfrage” (The Final Solution to the Jewish Question). The Nazis … Continue reading

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Freedom vs. Entitlement

Freedom is perhaps my favourite ideal when it comes to economics and politics. But I’m not planning on explaining exactly why just yet. Partially, that is because the very meaning of “freedom” seems to be quite frequently misunderstood or lazily … Continue reading

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The Rules of the Game

Ever since my “political awakening” of a little over a year ago (when my brother recommended Thomas Sowell to me), I’ve engaged in a number of online discussions on various topics with mixed results. These took place on sites like … Continue reading

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Fascism vs. Communism

Communism seems to be accepted as being on the far left of the political spectrum. But it’s always struck me as odd that fascism is considered by some to be an extreme of the right-wing since I find it so … Continue reading

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