Taxes have always had a negative connotation attached to them. It’s kind of like the government is legally stealing from our wallets. To most Americans, though, paying taxes is part of being a responsible citizen. We’re proud to pay taxes but really confused by them. This confusion makes us angry. You don’t know much about … Continue reading Death, Errrr, Confused By Taxes
Negotiation is at the heart of practically everything that goes down in Congress. That said, negotiation is a messy task, in general, and explains why there are a bunch of failed attempts at getting things done in government. Politics without “romance” Many folks have this romantic view that government is filled with people that selflessly … Continue reading Un-Repealing Obamacare: The Un-Romantic Side Of Politics
On March 24, 2017, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was pulled from the floor of the House because it lacked the necessary votes to get it passed. Many have claimed to know the reasons for this failure: from Paul Ryan’s inability to handle Congress, to the Freedom Caucus’ avid opposition to the bill. Though, … Continue reading Ragnar Frisch: A Love Affair Between Economics and Statistics
Our series on the modern economy ends with what lies ahead: the future economy. In this final installment, we dive into completely unchartered territory as we predict what the future economy will look like for our sure-to-be-kick-ass offspring. These predictions are of those jumping into the workforce around the year 2040, or as we will … Continue reading What Will the Future Economy Look Like? Welcome to 2040.
A friend messaged me on Facebook asking, "If I could build my own economic system, what would it look like?" I responded quickly by letting him know I’d send my thoughts to him the next day. Well, two weeks have gone by and I have finally decided to take a stab at this quite daunting … Continue reading My Ideal Economic Design