Economics

Budget Fog and Budget Clarity

by on May 23, 2017

On a clear day we can dream of being free from the farce and incompetence that is Trump. Meanhwile back in reality ...

The Trump [more…]

Equilibrium: A Weed to Pull

by on May 18, 2017

Just how pejorative must we be in order to get attention? There are silly things in economics that need to be weeded out, so that [more…]

Into the Valley of …

by on May 8, 2017

... Death rode the Republicans in the House?

Why on earth did they do what they just did?

Yesterday I argued it was all about [more…]

Healthcare: One More Thing …

by on May 7, 2017

Given the almost universally negative criticism being heaped upon the latest version of Trumpcare and the likely blow-back it will unleash on GOP members of Congress [more…]

Limits

by on May 5, 2017

I don't understand why people get upset when I say that economics is a waste of time. I suppose it's because I don't make a [more…]

That’s a Tax Plan?

by on April 27, 2017

Well, no, it isn't. It's a draft of a sketch of an outline of a synopsis of what a tax plan might look like were [more…]

Complex Simplicity

by on April 25, 2017

Simplification, in the context of an economy, is the eradication of all things of interest. This does not mean that studying an economy is thus [more…]

Nailed to Its Perch

by on April 21, 2017

I always use some famous Chicago School economist as my representative fool when I am describing mainstream economics to my uninitiated friends. How does one, [more…]

Notes On The Firm

by on April 19, 2017

When, for reasons too byzantine to recount here, I decided to re-engage with economics a couple of decades ago I did so through the prism [more…]

Tax Reform – Maybe Not

by on April 7, 2017

I have a friend here who is an ardent Republican, It has been fun watching as he adapts to the reality of Trump, and is [more…]