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Three questions

April 23, 2019

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I haven’t studied philosophy, but from the outside it mostly seems to revolve around three basic issues: Reality (ontology) Values (ethics and aesthetics) Knowledge (epistemology) Here are three basic questions, one from each field: A. Why is there something rather than nothing? B. Is it better that there is something rather... Read More >>
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Do Donald Trump and Bryan Caplan have the same goal (for immigration)?


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Impeach him


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn When Mueller concluded his report, many of my commenters seemed to believe Trump’s claim that the report “totally... Read More >>

Now is the time to reform the Fed (don’t blow it)


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn In today’s political environment it is very difficult to get reform measures through Congress. The Democrats control the... Read More >>

Those indefatigable Trump defenders


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Here’s an imaginary conversation, which will be completed in the comments section: Me: Trump is obviously an ignorant buffoon. Trumpistas:... Read More >>

What smart people think, and where to start


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Lessons from Greece


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Over the past 4 years, I’ve been questioning the conventional wisdom that Greece’s debts were unpayable. In May... Read More >>

“Everyone does it”


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I don’t generally hang out with lowlife punks, but that sort of interaction is inevitable when you are... Read More >>

What lessons do conservatives need to learn?


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The Financial Times has a mildly critical piece on the monetary policy  views of US conservatives, which still... Read More >>

Qualifications for the Fed


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I have a new post up at The Bridge, which discusses the qualifications we should look for in... Read More >>