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Should Saudi Arabia be added to the list of state sponsors of terrorism?
Protectionism is never a good ... read more

Are there any arguments for wealth inequality being desirable?
Why is this a case where it's good to give people what they desire
We don't "give" people what they desire, they earn it through creating economic value which in turn creates a host of benefits for consumers. Like I said, the beauty of ... read more

Five explanations of political divide in the academy
Do you have the numbers on the exact percentages? Would be interesting to look at. I'm fairly certain that if you look historically, left-wingers will be over-represented in academia fairly consistently throughout most societies. In my ... read more

Five explanations of political divide in the academy
I would say 3,4 and 5 all have merit, with 4 less of a factor than people assume. 3 definitely has an impact. Falling in line with the ideological majority will most certainly aid in an academic career. BUT the above doesn't explain why ... read more

Should the SEC stop requiring companies to do quarterly earning reports?
"Lately there's a lot of concern that companies are driven too much by the desire to optimize quarterly returns"
The evidence of this is incredibly shaky and driven by populist ... read more

Should the "Best and Brightest" Go Into Finance?
The "best and brightest" will (generally) go where they are paid the most. Where they are paid the most is where they (generally) add the most economic ... read more

Should Saudi Arabia be added to the list of state sponsors of terrorism?
Two key points need to be addressed before this can be answered: 1. What do you mean by "should"? Do you mean: is *morally* the correct course of action? Is it *definitionally* the correct course of action? Is it in the West's / United ... read more

Are there any arguments for wealth inequality being desirable?
Absolutely. The desire to attain *relative* superiority in social status is an innate goal of humans (especially males). Capitalism brilliantly matches acquisition of increased social status (through attainment of wealth) with creation of consumer ... read more