Austrian economics: worse than expected — Review of Democracy, the God that failed (Hoppe)

After reading a book defending limitations to free trade/protectionism, it was time for something completely different. So I looked around after any current, well-regarded (in their circles) Austrian libertarian economist.…

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Paper: The impact of genetic enhancement on equality (Michael H. Shapiro)

The impact of genetic enhancement on equality found via another paper: The rhetoric and reality of gap closing—when the “have-nots” gain but the “haves” gain even more (Stephen J. Ceci and…

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Quotes and comments: Knowledge about ignorance: New directions in the study of political information (Ilya Somin)

Knowledge About Ignorance New Directions in the Study of Political Information Quotes from   If political ignorance is rational and most voters choose not to learn much about politics for…

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Recent paper about democracy and self-assessment/Dunning-Kruger

More mainstream article that mentioned the study: http://news.yahoo.com/people-arent-smart-enough-democracy-flourish-scientists-185601411.html The actual paper: A Mathematical Model of Democratic Elections Original Dunning-Kruger paper: unskilledandunaware "Abstract: Democratic election is the preferred method for determining…

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