Logical Fallacies: 10. It’s worth it if it saves lives

 

Madsen Pirie’s series of logical fallacies continues with a look at the idea that ‘it’s worth it if it saves lives’.

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How to Tie a Bow Tie – An Alternative Method

 

Noted bow tie wearer and President of the Adam Smith Institute Dr. Madsen Pirie is often asked how he manages to tie such neat bow ties.  He made this video to demonstrate his alternative knot.

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Logical Fallacies: 9. In denial

 

Madsen Pirie latest video on logical fallacies. This one is called ‘In Denial’.

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New ASI paper: The real problem was nominal

The edited text of Prof. Scott Sumner’s 2014 Adam Smith Lecture, “The Real Problem Was Nominal” explaining how central banks caused the great recession, has been published as a new ASI report this morning.

Prof. Scott Sumner, who inspired the US programme of QE3 and was dubbed ‘the blogger who saved the US economy’ by The Atlantic, explains how central banks—not bankers—caused the 2007-8 crash. He goes on further, showing how the European Central Bank is repeating the mistakes the Fed and the Bank of England made in the dark days. And he argues that they can solve the slump and prevent future crises with a market-based, rule-based, stability-focused monetary policy of targeting the level of  nominal GDP.

Here is a link to the full pdf.

Logical Fallacies: 8. False zero sum game

 

Madsen Pirie’s ‘Logical Fallacies’ continues with a look at false zero sum games.

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