When people espouse political views and opinions do they actually think about the big picture? My personal belief is that most of time, people just have beliefs and views in a vacuum with no reference to the realities. I have studied history and politics for years and have learned to think about the reality before choosing to accept a certain view. A lot of times for me, I don’t know about anyone else, but I find myself objecting to the means of political policy not the ends. … Read More Hiatus Break: Big Picture Policies
I’m baaaaaack. I came upon some very interesting news on minimum wage. If you have ever read a post or scroll through this blog you can see that I love to talk about minimum wage. The reason why I discuss it so much is because its the best example of flawed economics and government policy.… Read More Hiatus Break: Minimum Wage doing Maximum Damage
I have to break my hiatus. I cannot be silent on these issues any longer. Its certainly been an interesting few months since I stopped writing on this blog. But I did say I might publish an article or two if I feel really moved. There are two issues that I feel like are quite… Read More Risky Business: Health Insurance and Foreign Policy.
My last post on tariffs was very good if you haven’t read it yet. I just want to make one clarification about that post. Throughout the post, I mention the possibility of plan to make tariffs a bigger source of national revenue. The problem is that I wrote it just trying to educate people about… Read More Mixed Bag: Wrong on Tariffs, Got Hacked?, Garrett for President 2028?
In history class, I distinctly remember talking about tariffs. It’s usually something you learn about first especially in American history. The American revolutionaries were unhappy with the tariffs being put on their exports by the British. This is what the revolution started over to a degree. You might not remember what a tariff or tariffs… Read More Tariffs: America’s Oldest Tax Plan Revisited
The topic of minimum wage seems to really boil my blood. I write about it constantly. I don’t know if I can link all the posts its in without making a paragraph of it. In this post, I want to reiterate some of my usual arguments about minimum wage. However, I want to connect two… Read More Beating A Dead Horse: Fallacy of Minimum Wage and Rise of Welfare
Welcome to the third part of my economic series. This final part will explain what GDP is and why it is so often used as politicians go to economic figure of success or failure. Gross Domestic Product or GDP as I will call it by the acronym, is an economic indicator. It measures a very… Read More Economic Series Part 3: What is Gross Domestic Product?
I feel like I have been beating a dead horse by talking about the disaster that raising the minimum wage would bring to America. I have probably mentioned it in every other post on this blog. Here is a couple of past posts that have talked about minimum wage. Seriously just scroll through the blog.… Read More Minimum Wage and Racial Discrimination
I hope you got a chance to watch the democratic debate on CNN tonight. It was quite the debate. It was even better than the republican debate! (I’m a conservative libertarian) The candidates gave it their all and really battle over the issues. Despite the fact that they agreed on the goals of the policy,… Read More Democratic Debate Battle Royale
I am surprised that I have held off this long without a Trump post. However, his new tax plan has intrigued my interest. Right now Trump still holds a small lead over the other candidates. His lead is shrinking fast though to contenders like Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. I sort of figure Trump wouldn’t… Read More The Trump Tax Plan