Category Archives: Economics, pure theory

If you don’t know what “pure theory” in economics means, you probably won’t have an enormous interest in reading posts with this label. To make matter worse, I’m likely to make life difficult even for the technically inclined by occasionally mashing up lots of philosophical and scientific concepts in highly particular ways, making the logic tough to follow without pages of parenthetical explanations. Whatev … I write for me. But if it’s worth theorizing about, I’ll probably link in policy stuff.

A simple reason that certain right-wing economic arguments fall apart before they begin

In a market system, a price signal transmits information about the costs of various inputs leading to a final output. It is presumed to be the main piece of information which enables market participants to coordinate efficiently. Not fine, but … Continue reading

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Women are three times as likely to be fired after misconduct in finance

Women are three times as likely to be fired after misconduct in finance, despite being much less likely to perpetrate any misconduct. The authors suggest that “old boy club” sort of mentality prevents the market from capitalizing on the opportunity. … Continue reading

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The USA could build high speed rail between every city over a million, or buy 10,700 F35s per year, with the savings (!) from changing to universal public health care

Canada health care: 11% of GDP. USA health care: 17% of GDP. Canada average results: higher in almost all categories (data.worldbank.org is an easily accessible source on this for a variety of indicators). USA economy: $17.9 trillion. Potential annual savings … Continue reading

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Double unplus freedom promotion

I will help you prove your freedom by building multiple negative associations with everything you want to do. In so doing, I can help you feel more free by not liking any of the things you want to do while … Continue reading

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A variety of anti-unclarified tomfoolery, relating to the present situation of psychological warfare

The democratically elected government has not solved the problem/revolution yet, so we need a revolution to get rid of the democratically elected government so we can solve the revolution problem. ____________________________________ Any back, any stab, any back stab-boy. Any fall, … Continue reading

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“We will know you”

I.e., we will find something, ANYTHING, that might shut you up while conditioning you to do as we please. Or at least to stay shut up while we try. “We will know you”.

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Neurotech viruses #323″: Apply negative and positive conditionings at will until the following proceeds with ease

I need a machine that reads people’s minds when they read the news, and scouts out for any possibility of any content with any potential ideological colouring. Having identified any instance of content with any possible ideological colouring, the machine … Continue reading

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Highly effective ways to promote the diffusion of good ideas

For fear that people who you disagree with will steal your ideas, make sure never to share ideas that you think are better.   (A question to be considered separately from questions of IP rights, patent rights, etc., which underlie … Continue reading

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Winning logic: Do not take advice from people unless you know they have blackmailable information on you

Why would I ever take a lead from someone who’s not trying to blackmail me? I mean, they don’t even have power over me? Why would I want to have anything to do with people who are not trying to … Continue reading

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Dual meaning of “I pay taxes”

“I pay taxes.” Implicitly, if you don’t pay a lot of taxes, you don’t deserve a say. (Also, then, implicitly, “work harder”, i.e., it’s the government or entrenched business interests ‘doing it’ because they want more taxes or people who … Continue reading

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