Life Expectancy Grew Almost Twice as Fast in Somalia’s Stateless Period as Its Historical Record With One

I wrote an article last month entitled "What the History of Somalia Can Actually Tell Us About the Practicability of an Anarchist Society" to address the common argument of people pointing to Somalia as "proof" that a stateless society doesn't work, and that those who favor a stateless society should move there to see how … Continue reading Life Expectancy Grew Almost Twice as Fast in Somalia’s Stateless Period as Its Historical Record With One

Quora: “What are the benefits and drawbacks of a global currency?”

My answer: A common currency even just for a continent like Europe has a lot of downsides and few benefits. In theory, a common currency will increase trade between countries as it’s easier for individuals to do so without having to worry about exchange rates and changing money every time one travels abroad. Still, with … Continue reading Quora: “What are the benefits and drawbacks of a global currency?”

The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle

Whence comes the boom in economic development - and why does it tend to eventually turn into a bust? Recessions like the Great Depression (1930s) and the Great Recession (2008) have frequently been pointed to as central flaws in a market free economy. Without showing direct causal relationships, deregulation is claimed to be the great … Continue reading The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle

A Case for Leaving the Left-Right Axis as a Model for Political Analysis

This article was originally published on Goldfire Media.  The United States has a concerning problem with political polarization. That proposition shouldn’t surprise anyone at this point. Polls by Pew reveal that the general population has become increasingly polarized between 1994 and 2017, towards more people consistently holding convictions within their respective ideologies (Liberal/Conservative). Now, having ideological diversity … Continue reading A Case for Leaving the Left-Right Axis as a Model for Political Analysis