Tagged: Economics

Will the Millennials Restore the West?

Despite the constant insults from the MSM, the Millennial generation is living up to the Strauss & Howe claim that they will be Heroes, who will revitalize the Western economies.

Automated Prisons, and the Dilemma of Love

We are all prisoners of this world, all of us locked into this psychopathic trust game with one another, and the only sane answer is – each and every time – to defect, to sell out your co-conspirator, and to hope to God that they’re just a robotic simulacrum that sold you out first.

Incentive Systems & Politics: Part 1

A Response to Extra Credits Introduction As a game designer, James can’t help but think about how broken our political system is.  And by broken, I don’t just mean it’s busted; I mean it’s broken in a Game Design sense.  The underlying rules and incentives which govern our politics are just wrong.  They’re completely out of whack. If you’re not already familiar with it, Extra Credits is a web-series focusing on the video game industry; they cover everything from the development, to the marketing, the design, the social impact, and even the different themes that games explore.  It’s a series...

There Will Always Be a 1%

In Prasie of the Robber Baron “We, the people…” Dark words, those.  Good seldom follows them – however elegant the parchment might be. They appeal to our basest instincts. “We, the people…” What, you mean my people?  Of course!  My Dunbar Tribe – the 100-150 people whom I can feel empathy for.  Within our tribe there’s status and privilege, of course – the Old Man has the nicest car, the Young Wolf is dating the hottest tail – but all those differences are earned, aren’t they?  And at the end of the day all of the pack members are provided...

Walking a True Path

Walking a True Path

Bill Gates, Africa, and Crusaderist Charity A knee-jerk suspicion of charity is only natural for anyone who’s studied economics; time and time again we’ve seen instances where it does far more for the Egos of the Donors, than the Welfare of the Recipients.  Recently Hpx83 focused his sights upon Bill Gates in a pair of articles, and noted how the man’s actions almost suggest a desire to buy his way into Heaven: Now, I’m fully willing to accept that the Bill Gates charity-work comes from a genuine wish to help people and that maybe he just has a different view...

Gresham’s Law: It Also Applies to Sex and Culture

Gresham’s Law: It Also Applies to Sex and Culture

Folks, this is giong to be an argument about how degenerate culture drives out civilized culture, but we’re going to have to start this one off with some economic definitions; links to Wikipedia if I go too fast, but I think you’ll be able to keep up; so let’s jump into it: ͼ-Ѻ-ͽ 1. Gresham’s Law: “When a government compulsorily overvalues one type of money and undervalues another, the undervalued money will leave the country or disappear from circulation into hoards, while the overvalued money will flood into circulation.” The best examples involve either devaluing the coinage, or failing to...

Linkage: Voxiversity Edition

Linkage: Voxiversity Edition

Blogger Vox Day has been good enough to assemble a series of Lecture & Test posts on a variety of topics.  I’m currently working my way through Rothbard’s America’s Great Depression – an Austrian examination of what occurred.  The book itself, of course, is hosted by the Mises Institute, but this is a great service by Vox Day, nonetheless.  The multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter are a great help. He’s doing more than just blogging – he’s actively laying out coursework for your own edification, from several books (down on the left-hand side-bar).  I might go through...