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Southern NH Democrat Socialists of America

UNH Economics and the Democrat Socialists of America

Our good friend Beth Scaer stumbled on an invitation to a local event. The Southern New Hampshire Democrat Socialists of America have a general meeting coming up next Sunday. Beth expressed some interest. Maybe curiosity is a better word. And she was rewarded.

Gas prices heat map NE 1-18-2019

Zombies from the Left’s Narrative Graveyard – Gas Prices

Right before Memorial Day weekend, 2018, the desperate Left was blaming Mr. Trump for rising gas prices. This “hidden tax” was depriving the peasants of that meaningless tax cut Republicans had passed. Denying these families their crumbs. Trump should be impeached.

Why Is Redistribution Needed?

Redistribution by government is primarily the result of interest groups using the political process to have resources transferred their way. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, this is independent of whether redistribution has an eye toward inequality reduction or not. We have reached a point where we are satisfied with justifications for …

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Part II: Big Tech Differences

Who Done it? Luigi Zingales is an Italian born MIT doctorate, now a Professor at the University of Chicago. He is the author of two widely reviewed books: “Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists” and “Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity”. His work has been published extensively in economics and financial …

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Behavioral Economics

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Behavioral Economics is the study of psychology as it relates to economic decision making processes. That’s quite a mouthful, right? The two most important questions in the field are: Are economists’ assumptions of utility or profit maximization good approximations of real people’s behavior? And, do individuals maximize subjective expected utility? In an ideal world, all …

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Disqus Doodlings – no, capitalism requires cooperation – LOTS of it. Part 2 of ??

Yeah, this Treehugger post on Einstein hating capitalism is gonna be a gold mine for blogging fodder.  Even as I write this, the neo-socialist-enviros are pushing back on the Freedom to transact voluntarily (e.g. Capitalism).  Another pick at the pot by Brian who, along with most there, hates the idea of the fruits of Capitalism: …

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Notable Quote: Tyler Cowan

Our strongest obligations are to contribute to sustainable economic growth and to support the general spread of civilization, rather than to engage in massive charitable redistribution in the narrower sense. In the longer run, greater economic growth and a more stable civilization will help the poor most of all. -Tyler Cowan ( Stubborn Attachments) The highest …

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