Feb 09 — 12 mins read
If I had the power to add one new compulsory subject to the national school curriculum, then I would choose economics without hesitation. If more of us knew some basic economics, then we wouldn’t allow our politicians to lead us on one wild goose chase after another. Unfortunately, that is precisely what happens at every election, and we fall for the same old tricks each time.
Feb 03 — 8 mins read
If you want to make sure that a person never changes, then subsidise his expenses and insulate him from all the surrounding circumstances of the outer world. Most would agree that this is accurate. But most would also balk at the suggestion that this is also why non-profit institutions tend to become bloated, inefficient, and corrupt.
Feb 01 — 7 mins read
Jan 22 — 15 mins read
Jan 20 — 8 mins read
Talking about a “real communism” betrays an ignorance of the multiple schools of thought inside the communist world. There have been multiple different implementations of policy by communist parties, varying by geography and the historical period.
Jan 19 — 2 mins read
This blog, which I’ve called “Unsupervised,” is a place for me to write about topics that are interesting or important to me, without the constraint of having to fit them into neat packages for books, or worry about whether someone else will allow them to be published.