Category Archive: satire

Jun
20

The Lack of Slavery May Be Hurting Economic Growth; Or, How to Miss the Forest of Human Flourishing for the Trees of GDP Growth.

On June 13th, Tyler Cowen published a piece in the New York Times entitled, “The Lack of Major Wars May Be Hurting Economic Growth”.   In it, Tyler suggests that “the very possibility of war focusses the attention of governments on getting some basic decisions right – whether investing in science or simply liberalizing the economy.  …

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Nov
21

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Economies

Stephen Covey first published The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People in 1989.  My children can name all seven habits because they are drilled into them at their local public school.  More effective people undoubtedly would create a more effective economy.  Below I attempt to apply the seven habits to an effective economy. Habit 1: …

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Apr
11

The King the Milk, and the Honey (The first draft)

Once upon a time, there lived a king.  His kingdom was the richest on earth.  It overflowed with milk and honey, yet there was discontentment among some of the king’s subjects. One day a group of the king’s subjects paid a visit to the king. Thinking himself to be both wise and just, he allowed …

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