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  • Charity Not Enough?

    Hello. I was recently in a conversation with a National Socialist internet acquaintance of mine who was kicked out of his house by his psychotic mother, but even after going to every home of anyone he ever knew for any appreciable length of time, none of them wanted to house him. None of his extended...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Buzz Killington on Mon, Feb 25 2013
  • Subsidy- Solar- Cell Phones

    Their subsidization of solar panel production is, believe it or not, has little or no impact on the pace of solar energy research and development. If they subsidized the production of cell phones, new faster, smaller, more reliable cell phones would still be coming out every year. The only difference...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Sanchez on Sun, Apr 18 2010
  • The Problem of Social Cost

    Ronald Cause wrote an essay titled " The Problem of Social Cost ": Coase argued that if we lived in a world without transaction costs, people would bargain with one another to produce the most efficient distribution of resources, regardless of the initial allocation. This is superior to allocation...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Torsten on Fri, Jul 3 2009
  • Re: "Shorting stocks is immoral"

    christians used to and muslims still do believe that usury of any kind was immoral. it can be argued that shorting is particularly immoral as it profits on the failings of other real endeavours. it produces nothing useful but acts as a leech on development in a way that buying stocks in a straightforward...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by phrage on Fri, Nov 7 2008
  • Re: What will happen when SS becomes bankrupt? I am scared.

    The State will force us into a new New Deal.
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Superfluous on Thu, Jun 12 2008
  • Re: The Problem of Social Cost

    Actually I used Coase Social Cost as an example. Personally I would like to examine two problems or phenomena and their implications: Social cost resulting from human activities that are not of a contractual nature or a directly measurable aggression/coercion/disadvantage to other people. That environmental...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Torsten on Thu, Nov 8 2007
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