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by dac
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Hot Off the Press
Topic: Socialist Calculation
Replies: 2
Views: 1287

Socialist Calculation

I propose a different take on it.
by dac
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Hot Off the Press
Topic: Environmental Politics and Economics
Replies: 1
Views: 5636

Environmental Politics and Economics

In the book, I agrue that there is no such thing as environmental economics. ... the problem is not "Pigovian taxes versus cap and trade." It is much more fundamental. One can engage in economic calculation of costs and benefits, profits and losses only within the market. There is no such thing as "...
by dac
Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Hot Off the Press
Topic: Overfishing
Replies: 1
Views: 4961

Overfishing

In (II, 8), I mention overfishing as an example of the tragedy of the commons. Privatizing aspects of the oceans is surely a difficult problem. How do we define, enforce, allocate, trade, ... property rights over fish yet to be caught? The government is supposed to protect those rights; I wish they'...
by dac
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Hot Off the Press
Topic: Taleb on "Tinkering"
Replies: 1
Views: 4724

Taleb on "Tinkering"

Taleb considers entrepreneurship to be a refutation of the argument that the world is designed, perhaps by God. "For Aristotle, an object had a clear purpose set by its designer. An eye was there to see, a nose to smell. ... Yet anything that has a secondary use, and one you did not pay for, will pr...
by dac
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Hot Off the Press
Topic: Richard Weaver and War
Replies: 1
Views: 4519

Richard Weaver and War

Could a man contemplating going to war or taking justice into his own hands reason as follows? "My enemy does not want to toss a coin or duel. He sits comfortably on his throne, safe behind his walls and guards. Every other measure has failed to give me what is mine. The only thing he understands is...