Articles from Club Troppo
The following is a guest post by David Morris, Principal Lawyer of the Environmental Defenders Office (NT).
Economics is famous for its idea – it’s better to call it a methodological assumption of some economics – that self-interest is what drives people.
I’m wondering why the facts and ideas generated in the abstract below aren’t higher up the order of proceedings in such things as teaching the economics of industrial organisation, the economics of information. What Hayekian has focused on this? Pathetic that I’ve not seen this material before – which is something for which I’m mostly responsible of course. But you’ll be hearing more from me on this vein of literature.
Will the Coalition get to 76 seats?
There’s a reason that the UK’s vote on EU departure seems so strange, and it applies regardless of whether you like Brexit or not.
It’s this: the UK has made what might be a very substantial change to its own nature based on a simple majority vote – and such changes should be a little harder to make.
I fantasise about the day when the people who fancy themselves the champions of liberal capitalist democracy – you know the Business Class set – will realise that they are munching through the landscape and, as Schumpeter argued – following Marx – that they were undermining the very foundations of their good fortune.