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Revised 11/7: Is Peter Thiel angling for a position in a Trump White House? Whatever his motives, we tend to agree with most of what Mr Thiel is saying, which is why we are voting Libertarian this year.
In our previous post, we mentioned that a small number of scholars (about 150 intellectuals at last count) have openly declared their support for Donald Trump. According to their public statement, the 150 are voting for Trump for the following reasons: … Continue reading
Some 150 North American scholars and writers have openly declared their support for Donald J. Trump. (You can access the complete list here.) Below the fold are the five main reasons they give for supporting Trump:
1. Will the results of this year’s presidential election confirm or disprove the median voter theorem? 2. Further questions: (a) How do we determine who the “median voter” is in the real world, and along which policy dimension do we … Continue reading
In our previous post, we presented this beautiful essay by Avinash Dixit and David McAdams, who use game theory to analyze the year-long political impasse over the U.S. Supreme Court. We now wish to say a few more words about … Continue reading
Check out this excellent essay in the Harvard Business Review in which two academic economists, Avinash Dixit and David McAdams, use game theory to analyze the year-long political impasse over the U.S. Supreme Court. Game theory is a branch of … Continue reading
File this entry under Paradoxes of Cuban Socialism. Why isn’t access to the Internet free in Socialist Cuba? Via the Associated Press (emphasis by us): HAVANA (Sep. 21) — The Cuban government says it will make five miles of Havana’s … Continue reading
Lately, Donald Trump has been accusing Hillary Clinton of being “stuck in the past.” This assertion is highly ironic, coming from a mercantilist! Via Tyler Cowen, quoting Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser Peter Navarro, here is the essence of Mr … Continue reading