28 February

(to paul krugman via twitter) What happens when we outlaw cherry-picking of capital measurements in economic pseudoscience, and prosecute those who create moral hazards by promoting it? Will you …

28 February

—”Julius Caesar massacred 1 out of 10 million of Celts in Gaul, and put another million into slavery. In modern terms, this would be called a genocide.”–

28 February

—“Network effects are overrated. The real question is about marginal ease of onboarding, strength of incentives for staying and contributing, and relative rates of adapting to changing circumstances. In other …

28 February

Hoppe’s Work

(from elsewhere) TOCAS is Hoppe’s best work. It is before he is overly affected by Rothbard. Like all Hoppe’s work, he is at his best in the study, description, …

27 February

Um … the west evolved truth telling regardless of impact on the dominance hierarchy. The east developed lying to circumvent impact on the dominance hierarchy. China’s’ first philosopher is …

27 February

In reality, you go to college or university, largely to gain access to an organization in which you can benefit from rents without risk of personal assets. Whereas joining the …

27 February

In my experience the smartest and least ideological people I speak with are in Africa, South America, and North Eastern Europe, and Russia. Although we must account for russian nihilism …

27 February

Everyone wants to be the leader, manager, executive, financier, politician, general, and king – until they achieve that status. And then they realize that they hold those positions because others …

27 February

Military service and pensions are, like police service and pensions, the optimum lower middle, and working class forms of redistribution. Risk of one’s life and limb is a capital that …