Daily Archives: December 1, 2015

How A New President Could Reduce The Poverty Rate By 90% In A First Term by Francis Melton

Melton has written a series of articles detailing how the official poverty stats in the US are misleading due to faulty methodology and failure to include significant sources of income. In “How A New President Could Reduce The Poverty Rate … Continue reading

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Fun With Math: How To Make A Divergent Infinite Series Converge by Kevin Knudson

“Fun With Math: How To Make A Divergent Infinite Series Converge” is an interesting article about how to make the harmonic series converge by systematically discarding terms. Shockingly, the article appeared in Forbes. ‘I was having dinner with a visiting … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: How Many Jobless?

“How Many Jobless?” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from May 5, 1958. This is an excellent discussion of how the difficulties of determining unemployment data. The idea that anyone knows the percentage of those who are unemployed … Continue reading

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The Tom Woods Show: Episode 544 – Where Do Liberal and Conservative Skepticism of Liberty Come From?

“Some libertarians describe themselves as “fiscally conservative and socially liberal.” This is a completely wrongheaded way to think about libertarianism. In today’s episode, author Tom Mullen discusses what precisely it is that both groups get wrong that leads them off … Continue reading

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