Monthly Archives: October 2012

The nature of nurture: Genetic influence on ‘environmental’ measures

The nature of nurture: Genetic influence on “environmental” measures Robert Plomin and C. S. Bergeman. Behavioral and Brain Sciences (1991) 14, 373-427. Abstracts. Evidence for genetic influence on environmental measures will emerge in quantitative genetic analyses if genetically influenced characteristics … Continue reading

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Things I don’t like… (list of fallacies)

Browsing the web for some years, I had several occasions to get frustrated, and even irritated by the conversations I have read. Here are some important points.

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Less than Zero: The Case for a Falling Price Level in a Growing Economy

Less than Zero: The Case for a Falling Price Level in a Growing Economy George Selgin, 1997.

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Natural Monopoly and the Question of the Factors of Production

Many economists wrongly believe that a natural monopoly would emerge through price-cutting war in a free market. The cut-throat competition is a process by which a big firm can definitely (according to the theory) drive out the other competitors through … Continue reading

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Some Theoretical Flaws of the Planned Obsolescence

“The Light Bulb Conspiracy” is a 2010 documentary realized by Cosima Dannoritzer aiming to denunciate a phenomenon called the planned obsolescence which consists in degrading the life expectancy of consumer goods with the final goal to ‘induce’ people to buy … Continue reading

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Reisman’s Defense of a Falling Price Level (Not Deflation) in a Growing Economy

Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics by George Reisman, 1996. CHAPTER 12 MONEY AND SPENDING 3. The Quantity of Money and the Demand for Money […] The demand for money is determined by a variety of factors. One of the most … Continue reading

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