Ignore What?

I like to take cues from other economics blogs I enjoy reading and post links to articles and studies and news and tidbits from around the web every now and again, and while I intend to (and do) write and publish original content, too, I don’t necessarily do so with any preset regularity.

This isn’t just a blog about economics, though. I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and that fact sometimes comes up in my writing, economic and otherwise. Among the lines of thought I’ve been known to follow while staring into space are lengthy syllogisms demonstrating the epistemic necessity of the existence of God to the very act of making an argument, and the many, many ways in which Latter-day Saint theology coincides with a philosophy of individual liberty.

I’m also politically libertarian, something that is informed by my reading of history, economics, political science, and, yes, my religion. That regularly informs in my writing.

But I’d like my main focus to be on economic issues. That is, after all, my intellectual passion.

“When I argue for markets I am rejecting one-size-fits-all solutions to perceived problems. I am rejecting centralized, expert rule because experts never have the information, knowledge, ability, or incentives to know what ought to be done. Rejecting experts means accepting the amazingly complex systems of human interaction.”

Randy T. Simmons, Beyond Politics: The Roots of Government Failure