Against Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality is one of the most contentious topics on the internet, largely due to the fact that it directly effects internet users and ISPs alike.  While many tech moguls and blogosphere titans are virulently pro-Net-Neutrality, their opinions are lacking in nuance and are heavily influenced by the interests of some of the internet's largest … Continue reading Against Net Neutrality

A Critique of the Political Compass

The Political Compass Quiz is a near-ubiquitous tool of the online political blogosphere. It allows people to communicate their views in a succinct, visual style, and it has spawned countless memes poking fun at the many corners and regions of its 20 x 20 grid. However, looking at the Compass’ questions (and at the evident … Continue reading A Critique of the Political Compass

The Age of Cryptoccurency

Cryptocurrency, digital currency that began in 2009 with Bitcoin seemed like an extreme idea that would never catch on. But the idea that they would never catch couldn't be more wrong. The total cryptocurrency market capitalzation as of this writing stands at 115 billion USD making the seemingly fringe idea, not so fringe anymore. But what … Continue reading The Age of Cryptoccurency

Bank Regulations and Bailouts

One of the most heated debates in today's economic atmosphere is whether we should regulate private businesses or not, and normally I would take the side of not regulating unless we were discussing the banking industry. However, regulations are not all we need for the banking industry, we also need bailouts. If we have both … Continue reading Bank Regulations and Bailouts

The Austrian Business Cycle Theory Conundrum

The Austrian Business Cycle Theory (ABCT) is the primary basis for the Austrian school of economics. The ABCT separates the Austrian school from other capitalist economic schools in the sense that its primary purpose is to attack other economic schools. Monetarists and other capitalist schools will often debate over the government's involvement in the economy, … Continue reading The Austrian Business Cycle Theory Conundrum