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Principal-agent Theory and Representative Government

In recent decades economists have devoted great efforts to the analysis of the principal-agent problem (see for example Milgrom and Roberts 1992 and the Wikipedia article on “Principal-agent Problem”). This area of study has to do with the incentives and disincentives of an agent acting on half of a principal that he is presumed or…
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Ideology, Identity Politics, and Politico-Cultural Conflict

The past year’s political events, especially the campaign for the presidency as it converged on a contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have illuminated the way in which ideology, with the identity politics that springs from it, drives a dialectical process: political domination creates resentment, which feeds reaction and, on occasion, revolution against…
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Your Five Must-Read Articles This Week

There is so much going on in the world, it’s impossible to stay up-to-date on the latest threats to your safety and liberty. Which is why each week, I’ll comb the web for five must-read articles to keep you informed. Think of this as your “defensive dossier.” Because it’s easier to prepare for any kind of danger if you can see it coming.

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Is a Trump Revolution in the Offing?

I have now demonstrated to my complete satisfaction that as a political prognosticator I am a total bust. Not that I put much effort into trying, to be sure, but I certainly developed firm ideas as the politicking proceeded over the past year or more. When Donald Trump first appeared on the horizon as…
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Both Presidential Candidates Fail Econ 101

This week we saw the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. Despite knowing better, I watched the whole thing. For over 90 minutes I watched as the two candidates went back and forth, offering generic, unclear policy prescriptions, took jabs at one another, and offered unnecessary personal…
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Obama’s Oil Tycoon Tour

Obama has gas problems. Yet, if you listen to the supreme ruler, and I’m not sure that is good advice, he is doing everything he can to increase domestic oil production and thereby decrease the price of gasoline. He’s been on an oil tycoon tour for the past week or so, setting up the teleprompter […]

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BREAKING: Cain Out

Ah well – at least it was interesting while it lasted – would have been nice to see a real businessman who truly worked his way from the ground up make his way into the Oval office – I know that there were questions about his stance on the Fed and many other things I […]

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Do You Know Anyone Who Supports Mitt Romney?

Mitt Romney has been the only Republican candidate to stay at or near the top throughout the entire campaign. Cain has cemented himself near the top in recent times, but it wasn’t always that way. In football terms, Romney seems to be playing a prevent defense. Just don’t mess up too much and win the […]

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Is Rick Perry’s Tax Plan a “Game Changer”?

  Even though Rick Perry’s numbers have slipped in the polls since the so-called “debates’ started, he is clearly not ready to throw in the towel just yet. Perry’s campaign announced they will be rolling out his new “Tax” plan that is being teased as a “Flat/Fair” Tax Alternative. This plan is going to give […]

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Romney Fans Say “Why Are You Dumping On My Guy?”

I’ll tell you why. But first a digression. One of the things we try to do here at the Bunker is to get libertarians, tea partiers and conservatives to work together, as opposed to bashing each other. Which requires trying to get Ron Paul fans and Herman Cain fans to play nice, which is tough […]

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