Category Archives: Economics

The Good News About Lying in Politics

…is that if we identify what’s causing much of it, we can find solutions.  This, of course, prompts us to ask a perfectly sensible question: Is there well-designed and effective research that identifies what’s causing most of the lying in … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Why so much sympathy for Trump voters?

One of our Canadian friends has kindly offered a trigger warning to Trump fans, advising up front that she will be calling them racists.  And she wonders why we’re all taking the time and effort to understand their concerns when … Continue reading

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Luke Cage: Love Your Enemies

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49841821 At this point, I’ve watched the first 11 episodes of Luke Cage.  This is the first Marvel television series (based on the comics) I’ve felt interested enough about to actually sit down and watch, so … Continue reading

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The Blame Game: Battle of the Sexes

I was reading a recent article in The Atlantic about the widespread fears that successful women wouldn’t be able to get married when they decided to do so, which is increasingly later in life.  The article made an excellent point … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: What parts of a President’s policy preferences matter?

When it comes to a presidential candidate’s policy preferences, I don’t care about them all equally.  For example, what a presidential candidate thinks about tort reform, or healthcare reform, or even immigration reform isn’t going to influence my vote in … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: How can we define socialism?

Recently, I made the observation that the way in which I came to my definition of socialism was to engage with socialists and learn about their views.  A friend pointed out that this might not be the best way to … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Is Bernie Sanders a democratic socialist?

Recently, there have been some folks pointing out that Bernie Sanders doesn’t seem to be a socialist.  I’ve heard this claim from both my friends who would like it if he was a socialist and from those who would not … Continue reading

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