Category: Economic Theory

asset pricing bubble

Your Average Pricing Bubble: A Roadmap

Cresting the "New paradigm!" narrative.

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P2P Lending

P2P Lending: A User’s Guide

How it's disruptive, why it's cool, and when you should start to worry that P2P lending might turn into a terrible idea...

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tragedy of the commons and antibiotic resistance

Tragedy of the Commons: Antimicrobial Resistance

Superbugs, superdrugs, and the "let's argue about what causes it" distraction.

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keynesian v austrian

Keynesian v Austrian Economics

The debate, explained with infographics and illness.

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The Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve: An Infographic Guide

Because we really should know that the Fed came from somewhere. And it wasn't actually that Zeitgeist-y.

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Deflation, and feeling deflated

Deflation: An Infographic Guide

Because deflation is a story best told in pictures.

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Inflation: An Infographic Guide

Literally, what the title says.

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taxation and beer

A Taxation Parable: Paying for Beers

Beers are refreshing. This taxation story...needs to be refreshed.

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comparative advantage

Comparative Advantage: Why We Trade

Earlier in the week, I wrote about the arguments against free trade. And I thought it would only be fair to balance that out by explaining why we’ve been pushing toward it for so long. Ultimately, this comes down to the principle of Comparative Advantage. And that principle is basically a jargonized way of saying: […]

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Against free trade

Free Trade: The Arguments Against It

Is Free Trade really all that great? Or should we be tariffing left (Bernie) and right (Trump)?

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