Category Archives: Economics

I attach this tag to anything relating to the economy, whether or not more detailed tags are also warranted. I have a Master’s in this area of study, and copyediting economic research is my number one source of income: if it seems like I’m coming out of left field it’s more likely that you’re having difficulties connecting the dots in my logic as opposed to me being totally off the mark.

Lead Economist in the research department of the African Governance and Development Institute debunks for main anti-immigration arguments for EU

To start with, the fact that these four arguments against immigration can be easily debunked does not therefore imply that the debate is open and shut. The full article is here. 1) Loss of Christian values 2) Undermining liberal democratic … Continue reading

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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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Luring the working poor to vote against their interest, episode #21038740321 (2017 Canada budget)

“If you … take the bus … and when you get home you like to have a beer, well both of those things are going to cost you more” – Rona Ambrose, Party Leader, Conservative Party of Canada Putting billions … 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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Extremely concise statement on why it is good for the economy to spend taxpayer dollars on basic sciences research that will often not pay off, and when it does is generally a long time from now

According to MJ Boskin, former economic adviser on George HW Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers: Private markets invest too little in basic science,” he writes, “because private investors are unable to appropriate the returns. More at Project Syndicate At one … Continue reading

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