Happy Independence Day.

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Why the labor market doesn’t work

    Note: I wrote this post in December of 2017, shortly before getting hired for my current job.  I stand by the contents of this post nonetheless. I have been unemployed for the last 3 months.  Over that time period, I… Read More ›

  • Among the Millennials II

    In Among the Millennials, I ripped on the Millennials that I observed in my last contract position.  They were, for the most part, self-absorbed and lazy.  Aaron Clarey and I are not alone in noticing this.  And it’s not occurring… Read More ›

  • Grad School Loan Binge

    This is a few years old.  I forgot to post it in 2015, so here it is now.  From the Wall Street Journal: By Josh Mitchell Aug. 18, 2015 10:38 p.m. ET Virginia Murphy borrowed a small fortune to attend law… Read More ›

  • We are all Economismists now!

    No, that word in the title is not a typo.  There is something called Economism, and it has become the dominant belief among modern economists.  Merriam-Webster defines Economism as “a theory or viewpoint that attaches decisive or principal importance to… Read More ›

  • Why, yes. Yes they are.

    It turns out that immigrants really are the freeloaders that Americans think they are: The report by the conservative Center for Immigration Studies found that households headed by immigrants — both legal and illegal — use welfare programs at a rate significantly… Read More ›

  • Economics as a Con Art

    I just read this blog post about economic theory being ‘hollowed out’.  And I can confirm everything that the author states: Modern economic theory is a pseudo-science: Unlike engineers and chemists, economists cannot point to concrete objects – cell phones,… Read More ›