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Tax season with wooden alphabet blocks, calculator, pen on 1040 tax form backgrounda
Tax season with wooden alphabet blocks, calculator, pen on 1040 tax form backgrounda

We Are Going To Have A Much Smaller Federal Government

The original Federal government of the Constitution was framed on the principle of a limited government of “Enumerated Powers.” In other words, it would handle a short and definite list of responsibilities. All other functions of government would be the responsibilities of the States. Read More ›
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DNA molecule in glass tube in hand of scientist

The Fastest Learning Curve in History

In 1990 a goal was set to map the entire three-billion-letter human genome. The U.S. government spent $3.8 billion to fund the project in general with a fraction going towards the human genome sequencing. Read More ›
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Ponzi Scheme text with document brown envelope and gavel isolated on office desk.
Ponzi Scheme text with document brown envelope and gavel isolated on office desk.

Demographic Collapse #2: Ponzi Schemes

I have been arguing that a decline in population (“demographic collapse”) need not be a bad thing. If per-worker productivity remains high, or better yet rises considerably, then individuals and the society in general will remain wealthy and prosperous. Read More ›
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PTSD Mental health concept, Psychologist sitting and touch hand young depressed asian man for encouragement near window with low light environment.Selective focus.
PTSD Mental health concept, Psychologist sitting and touch hand young depressed asian man for encouragement near window with low light environment.Selective focus.

Let’s Start Treating the Seriously Mentally Ill

The surge in violence by the seriously mentally ill is a major threat to public safety in the New York City. But the city’s leadership would prefer to focus on mental-health care in general, distracting from the few mentally ill people who are the real cause of public fear.  Read More ›
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Panorama view aerial view new development neighborhood in Cedar Hill, Texas, USA in morning fall with colorful leaves. A city in Dallas and Ellis counties located 16 miles southwest of downtown
Panorama view aerial view new development neighborhood in Cedar Hill, Texas, USA in morning fall with colorful leaves. A city in Dallas and Ellis counties located 16 miles southwest of downtown

Population Growth and Resource Abundance

Are resources becoming more or less abundant? To answer this question we analyzed the change in the time prices of 50 basic commodities from 1980 to 2020. Recall that 1980 was the year Julian Simon and Paul Ehrlich entered into their famous 10-year $1,000 bet on the price of five metals. Read More ›
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Solutions to Homelessness: Austin’s Community First! Village

All is not lost. Our politicians may not have a grasp on how to fix homeless, but ordinary people might. Take, for instance, Alan Graham and his Community First! Village in Austin, Texas. What started as a mobile food truck serving the homeless has exploded into a 51-acre RV community providing not just a home, but a transformed life, to those experiencing chronic homelessness. Read More ›