Monthly Archives: November 2010

Unintended Consequences: legislation as the problem not the solution

Examples of government policies that produce significant unintended consequences. Continue reading

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Faulty Logic

A chronicle of fun (or perhaps irritating) examples of faulty or twisted logic. Continue reading

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Robin Hood

Arguments that espouse taking from the rich and giving to the poor act as if this is a zero sum game being played. Under this frame of mind you can take surplus from the rich and give it to the … Continue reading

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Advice from long ago to avoid the financial crisis

Government-guaranteed home mortgages … force the general taxpayer to subsidize the bad risks and to defray the losses. Continue reading

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