July 27th, 2014 by Edward Miller

The free market is one of the more bewildering concepts around. Polemicists who are in favor seem to be living on another planet from those who oppose. When the ideas are put into practice, whether they succeed or fail seems to be a total mystery. Why did Ireland crash so badly while Hong Kong succeeded? […]

December 21st, 2013 by Edward Miller

I haven’t made a post in a long time, and I apologize for that. This one will be more personal than usual, and subject to future revisions. I think of myself as someone who likes to provide clarity. To show people ways of transcending false dichotomies, limitations, and zero sum games. I try to give […]

May 18th, 2012 by Edward Miller

Dry Ice Global Warming is a pesky problem. Like fiscal austerity measures, people say that we need to tighten our buckles and pay various taxes. I choose door 3. I’ve often thought that the silly thing about commodity-based money is that you have to hoard it away in vaults, and it sits there doing nothing. […]

March 21st, 2012 by Edward Miller

Sharing | Toban Black Technological progress is accelerating faster than ever before. Are robots going to “take our jobs?” Do we require a Basic Income to solve this? Let’s examine some basic principles. Wages are determined by the margin of production. What this means is that a laborer’s bargaining power in the market is determined […]

February 16th, 2012 by Edward Miller

Young & Old | Alex Grey Existence is the most fundamental thing which is taken for granted. When we actually think about it, we all find it pretty mysterious, but I wonder if you realize just how mysterious it really is. Here’s a few things to consider. The first is Occam’s Razor. A simple logic […]

December 20th, 2011 by Edward Miller

Rainforest | Igor Mazic Markets are about efficiency, right? It doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense, even from an economic perspective, why there is so much sprawl or why people are destroying remote habitats instead of sustainably cultivating habitats closer to them. That is, until you understand how power functions given our entrenched […]

October 25th, 2011 by Edward Miller

As anyone familiar with classical political economy knows, true property rights are rooted in self-ownership. You own yourself, and by extension you own what you make through labor or voluntary transactions thereof. Land, however, is not a fruit of labor. One might reasonably suppose that land, being unlike other things that are called property, would […]

August 1st, 2011 by Edward Miller

House of Cards | Esther Gibbons The world is a complex place, or so we are told here in the USA. The pundits and journalists will tell you that there are no simple remedies to our problems, with an air of authority reserved only for those serious few with the courage to offer up this […]

February 27th, 2011 by Edward Miller

I haven’t found much cogent criticism of Henry George, and I’m always open to reading any serious critiques. In the discussion page of the wikipedia article on Georgism there was a link to a mutualist critique located within W. H. Van Ornum’s book “Why Government at All?” The focus of this blog post will be […]

October 8th, 2010 by Edward Miller

I have often referred to myself as a progressive but I have felt increasingly uneasy doing so. The word ‘progressive’ like nearly every other term which refers to a political ideology has become so broadly applied as to become virtually meaningless. Historically, the term conjured images of Teddy Roosevelt and “Fighting Bob” La Follette. Progressives […]