I Charged Too Little to Mow the Lawn

After the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, my friend and I decided to start a landscaping business. Neither of us had gone to landscaping school nor did we have a particular affinity for lawn-mowers. (At least, not yet.) But hey, we thought, we live in Florida, grass grows like crazy most of the year, … Continue reading I Charged Too Little to Mow the Lawn

Doggonomics: The Gains from Trade are not Taught, They’re Discovered

Dogs may not see the gains from trade like humans. Though, like humans, as they engage with other dogs (and humans), they end up figuring it out on their own. A few days ago, I was walking my friend’s young dog, Steve, and we came upon an older dog, laying on the grass, chewing on … Continue reading Doggonomics: The Gains from Trade are not Taught, They’re Discovered

James Buchanan: Surprisingly, Politicians Are Humans

With a simple discussion on how stuff gets done in the political arena, it is easy to understand why it’s so hard to achieve the intended outcomes of that “stuff.” Everything is riddled with side-deals, loopholes, and compromises that detract or cause larger problems than the one(s) they are trying to solve. You don’t have … Continue reading James Buchanan: Surprisingly, Politicians Are Humans

James Buchanan: Surprisingly, Politicians Are Humans

With a simple discussion on how stuff gets done in the political arena, it is easy to understand why it’s so hard to achieve the intended outcomes of that “stuff.” Everything is riddled with side-deals, loopholes, and compromises that detract or cause larger problems than the one(s) they are trying to solve. You don’t have … Continue reading James Buchanan: Surprisingly, Politicians Are Humans