Category Archives: Economics

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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“Unpaid” Work

In discussions of women’s pay in the workforce, the subject of “unpaid work” is sometimes brought up, the point being that women do more than their “fair share” of the work at home. Yes, on average, women do more housework … Continue reading

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The “Gender Pay Gap”: Part 2

A quick recap. Men earn more than women. But this shouldn’t be surprising considering that, compared to women, men work more hours, take less time off (accumulating more experience) and pursue careers in higher paying industries. What’s problematic is how … Continue reading

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The “Gender Pay Gap”: Part 1

“Currently, Australia’s national gender pay gap is 15.3%.” This comes from the WGEA (Workplace Gender Equality Agency). This statistic is comparing men and women who work full-time. Such statistics are commonly brought up in the media and they are frequently accompanied … Continue reading

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