What is the actual cost of free college? Everyone claims it’s “free” but why does Sweden’s tax bill tell us otherwise? We discuss the reality that nothing in this world is actually free. The Swede’s just pay for their college through lifelong tax payments. Which option (through a tax or a consumer model) is actually cheaper? The truth revealed.
Economy: Life, Liberty, and Money
Everything about the Economy
Our economy articles have two major themes: major economic updates and research analysis.
One of the main things we want to accomplish with this section is to expand the general interest in economics. The economy is such a central part of everyone’s everyday life, but many ignore it. We believe this is a pinnacle reason politics and culture have degraded. If a person does not understand finances, they cannot understand politics. The economy is the single most important figure in every government. Without a good working knowledge of how it works, we can make no progress in political discourse.
Economic updates include occasional update articles on the state of the economy in the US. Normally we’ll toss in some things happening around the world as their own separate articles if there is enough interest.
Research analysis articles incorporate the latest research and my personal philosophy to find interesting insights into society and human behavior. With the addition of some game theory elements, we can find some interesting outcomes and uncover why so much “science” in the research community is garbage.
If you’re just starting out, take a quick look at my 46 Stupid Ways The Government Spends Your Tax Money article. It will help give you an idea of where our economy articles stem from. If you’re ready to dive straight into research, a popular starting article is my answer to the question: Is Uncle Sam Earning Interest on Study Loans? and Free Trade: Why It Is Bad for All of Us
Left leaning politicians always promise more free stuff. What they never promise is a cost analysis. Democrats cost too much!
There’s a common argument that goes like “if you don’t like socialism then reject your social security benefits”. I discuss why this is a stupid argument.
Democrat politicians want to expand social security. Do they realize that social security is a Ponzi scheme that is set up in the same way as the Titanic? Of course they do. They don’t care. They just want to bribe votes.
We’ve documented all the reasons why the American healthcare system is a complete disaster. Is it beyond saving at this point?
Did you know that state and local government spend most of their money on welfare? Combined with the federal government, they spend over $1 trillion a year. Tax money hard at work, supporting handouts.
There is a new trend to call many forms of debt as “good debt”. Too bad that’s just another ploy to get people to spend money they don’t have.
What is the difference between Universal Basic Income (UBI) and Negative Income Tax (NIT)? Are either of them good ideas? Spoiler alert: No.
Free trade is bad for all of us. It lowers GDP, decreases our independence, threatens the middle class, destroys the climate, and raises income inequality.
Pretty hilarious actions by Twitter recently. They just purged dozens of Cuban reporters right before the president’s energy speech. Lovely!