"Economics" Blogs & Blog Posts

Freedom and FlourishingFreedom and Flourishing

This blog explores links between freedom (liberty) and human flourishing

 
Unfashionably EconomicUnfashionably Economic

Random thoughts from a Ph.D economics student, covering current events and ...

 
The ThinkerThe Thinker

Critical thinking, applied to social, political, economic, and technical is...

 
The Rogue EconomistThe Rogue Economist

A mix of popular economics and personal finance with all the technical jarg...

 
Real Reform - The Robin Smith InstituteReal Reform - The Robin Smith Institute

Swapping out rent seeking for wealth creation

 
Thinking Out AloudThinking Out Aloud

A blog of book reviews, occasional film reviews and posts on matters of int...

 
Public Debts for Vested Interest PaymentsPublic Debts for Vested Interest Payments

An analysis of the national debt as the most heinous mechanism inflicted on...

 


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Over at Democracy Journal, my Institute for the Future colleagues Marina Gorbis and Devin Fidler explore the "digital coordination economy" (aka the on-demand economy) and how "it may take deliberate design choices in platform architecture, business...

As one contemplates the rise in anti-immigration parties in Europe, and the fraught politics of immigration in the US, it is very striking how little political angst Australia's very high level of immigration has caused. True, the nationalist On...

The largely tax-free religion industry is one of the biggest in America, worth $1.2 trillion/year, a number that includes religious "healthcare facilities, schools, daycare and charities; media; businesses with faith backgrounds; the kosher and halal...

Modern economists and too many politicians argue that economic growth in itself will make people happier. They are wrong. Economic growth doesn’t bring happiness to societies, but decreasing economic inequality does. Another (unsurprising) elem...

On a lighter note, here area few outings for that tired old journalistic cliché from the past week:City hiring holds up despite banks’ Brexit fearsKamel Mennour to Open London Gallery Despite Brexit FearsExperts say Brexit will not cause a recess...

This is based on a comment I made here.The history of (long distance) trade can be divided into 4 eras, one of which is regional and transitional:Continental-coastal: outside local areas, trade was limited to thin networks of high value items with so...

Some may think my headline is not true. After all, didn't we just celebrate a national holiday that honors the American worker? But the fact is that one day designated as a holiday doesn't show respect, if the other 364 days in the year has our gover...