Category Archives: Economics

The mad, mad world of homeownership

Like marriage and children, owning a home is one of those milestones that defines a good, wholesome, American adult. If you don’t do it, it’s one of those things that you’ll have to explain all the time. Why aren’t you … Continue reading

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The Job Creator Myth

Today we look at another popular myth: that business owners are job creators. This myth says that we ought to be thankful to business owners for creating all the jobs that sustain us; without capitalists we would be lost.  The … Continue reading

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You’re Not Wrong Walter…

The rationaloptimist blog is written by Frank Robinson, an intelligent individual with views that differ significantly from this author’s.  His posts at the same time spark thought and induce ire (both are appreciated).  A recent post was no exception.  Of particular interest … Continue reading

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We’re All Prostitutes

Why do we make such a big deal about prostitution? Certainly, good arguments can be made about the exploitation that accompanies prostitution. To quote a recent article, “Many girls are forced into prostitution to repay sums ranging from €5,000 ($6,100) … Continue reading

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