Expect a Recession if Net Neutrality Regulations are Repealed

July 13, 2017 in Economics, Home

Consider how the internet comes to your devices. All the way from the internet service provider leading into your home there are lines underground that are dug through public land along roadsides. Like our roads, these are shared spaces that can not be owned by any individual company. Instead, through [...]

A Defense for Vermont and Democratic Socialism

April 12, 2016 in Economics, Government, Home

I often see opinion pieces for free market libertarian economics, like this article. It starts by saying that Bernie’s plan to increase tax revenue to 46% of GDP is unrealistic, but the tax revenue percent of GDP was higher than that during the U.S. golden years in the 50′s and 60′s. [...]

Andrew Laurent’s Robot Tax

April 2, 2016 in Economics, Home, Tech vs. Labor

  I found a way to promote nearly full employment indefinitely. My policy is more than a robot tax, it eliminates the labor problems that arise from all automation, outsourcing, and the price gouging of necessities like healthcare. I propose reforming the corporate tax to include a multiplier that varies based on a [...]

How Capitalism Began

July 7, 2015 in Blog, Economics, Home

Before capitalism, there was feudalism and kings controlled supply and prices. When democracy began, we needed a monetary system to manage our commerce, currency, lending, and debt. Early economists like Adam Smith helped us learn how this will happen naturally but also taught us how to prevent big business monopolies [...]

Floor and Trade: a new concept

May 24, 2015 in Economics, Government, Home

Floor and Trade: a new concept “Labour was the first price, the original purchase – money  that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour,  that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. ” -Adam Smith (Father of Capitalism) We need more [...]

I’m a Teddy Roosevelt Republican

May 24, 2015 in Economics, Government

I’m a Teddy Roosevelt Republican… or I would have been. Here’s some (Brainy Quotes) from Theodore Roosevelt… I wrote a quick history lesson at the bottom. “It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.” “I [...]

Income Tax or Flat Tax, Sin Tax, Luxury Tax

January 6, 2015 in Economics, Government, Home

Taxes are more than just a way for a government to raise revenue; they are also a deterrent, like fines. We tax labor, heavily. Labor should never be discouraged, especially as jobs continue to be lost to more efficient mechanical or computer processes. We need to make human labor more [...]

Founder of the Free Market – Quotes

October 24, 2013 in Economics, Home

  Adam Smith’s economic text book inspired the greatest government that has ever existed; a democratic government that protects our rights to fair commerce. Smith wrote the Bible on economics, The Wealth of Nations. He comprehensively introduced the fundamental laws by which we should conduct business, to achieve stability and [...]

Greenhouses for Welfare

August 31, 2012 in Economics, Health, Home

Everyone in America can agree that welfare, while well intention,  can be abused. Without welfare there would be vast starvation and homelessness in America, so we can’t just pull out the rug, but welfare doesn’t offer the right incentives and teaches the individual nothing practical. Even the source of the money, other [...]

Who’s Entitled?

August 30, 2012 in Economics, Home, Small Business Perspective

Entitlement: a notion or belief that one is deserving of some particular reward or benefit. I often hear arguments that social programs cause people to become overly entitled. It’s true; when you learn to rely on something you can become dependent on it. For the same reason we are all dependent on our own ways of life and [...]