This blog is mostly about public policy and politics from an economist’s perspective. I can’t say its rigourous discussion of economic theory, though I hope to throw in occassional thought experiments about that.
I’ve been a political conservative most of my life, and I think I still am. But I’m disaffected at the moment. I still believe in limited government, but I think the “conservative” movement as it exists, often doesn’t want government limited at and is more representive of what is expedient for a fraction of the population and really has no guiding principles at all. How do you recouncile endless war, a runaway security state and being OK with entitlements for the “right” people with limited government?
The Republican party is likely even worse in this regard. We have one President at at time and I support the current one at least in hoping he finds a way to more peaceful and prosperous times for all. I can’t stomach undermining him strictly for politics.
I also will sometimes discuss television, movies, books and other culture of interest to me.
All this will be reflected here, and agree with me or not, I hope you come away with something valuable. This is my personal blog, any views expressed are my own only and do not represent those of any organization I am affilated with.
I was born in Idaho, went to Graduate school at UCLA and have lived and worked in California and now in Oregon. I have worked in the electric power industry since the mid 1980’s. I like economics, politics, movies, philosophy and interesting talks.