Tag Archive for economics

They Could Try Buying It

There’s one other way to boost blood supplies. Pay people for it. Pop-Sci – How To Boost Blood Supplies:”Problem: The shelf life of donated blood is short, just 42 days, and during emergencies even a large supply can quickly run…

This is Why Economies Die

Or never flourish to begin with. The antithesis of a vibrant progressive economy. A 43 year wait for permits to build a super-market. if we want a growing economy and prosperity, should we encourage more of this, or less? Can…

Williamson On Money and Policy

This is a good column from Kevin Williamson. Over the last year I’ve grown much less confident with what I thought I knew and understood about money and fiscal policy. It’s easy to confuse money with with wealth for example.…

An Anti-Consumer Way to Begin 2014

Not good for consumers at all. A classic example of how entrenched business will use government to strong-arm any potential competition. French Uber users face 15-minute delay starting next year:”To the surprise of virtually everyone in France, the government has…

A Few Links For The New Year, It’s Not All Bad

There are many reasons to remain positive. Update: also see:¬†Chart of the (perhaps) greatest and most remarkable achievement in human history In the first link below, note the deaths from war and extreme weather. The biggest shocker of 2013? That…

Free Markets Didn’t Cause The Great Depression

Fantastic column. Busting Depression Myths – TribLIVE: “There are no greater obstacles to the formation of sound public policies than mistaken understandings of history. Unfortunately, popular culture overflows with historical ignorance about the economy. Perhaps the most destructive historical myth…

I, Nutella …

In the spirit of Leonard Read’s I, Pencil. A map of all the countries that contribute to a single jar of Nutella:¬†“Some 250,000 tons (227,000 tonnes) of Nutella are now sold across 75 countries around the world every year, according…