Utah State University

Why God is Efficient

In chapter fourteen of Friedman’s book he states that ‘the simplest solution to the problem of externalities’ is a ‘central authority figure who figures out what everyone should do and tells them to do it.’ However Friedmen then points out that in the world in both ‘theory and practice’ having a central authority figure is […]

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Conscription and Chess

Leeson’s chapter on conscription was very interesting to me.  A lot of the statements that Leeson uses seem to be common sense.  I’m not sure however, if it is because of the economic training that I have had or because his arguments are really common sense. He however, does have a way of simplifying complex motives […]

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Mormons, Marriages and Economics

Not being married I do not know the specifics about it, but having parents that have been married 32 years I’ve heard a lot about it.  I also have a twin brother, which is kinda like being married.  But only kind of.  My parents have been married for 32 years yet still argue, disagree on […]

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Like a Pirate

I think we should all be more like pirates.  Not really the whole pillage and plundering part of it, although that could be fun.  What I am referring to is the racial tolerance that pirates had.  Leeson contends that pirates were more willing to grant freedom and equal rights to black men once aboard the ship.  Because of this […]

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