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Almost Classical · 1W ago

When Tax Cuts Increased Revenue

History of top marginal income tax rates in the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)One of more popular / infamous posts here on Almost Classical is "The 90% Tax Rate Myth." It explores t...
Almost Classical · 3W ago

Reading for Sanity: Naked Economics

Economists agree on more than they disagree. This might seem like an exaggeration, since the debates on policy are so heated. But policy debates are not about the resolved math or well-estab...
Almost Classical · 2M ago

The Price of Progressive Policies - Technocracy

Frederick Winslow Taylor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)During the Progressive Era from the 1865-1935, the "progressive movement" supported eugenics and other "scientific" methods for improving th...
Almost Classical · 2M ago

Your Meme Won't Change Me (or anyone else)

Facebook "memes" are among the least and most effective rhetorical devices in use. They are ineffective at changing ideas or winning arguments. They are extremely effective at ensuring your ...
Almost Classical · 2M ago

Exhausted by the Panic

By the end of 2017, I'll care much less about all things political. I'm already finding the constant calls to "do something" exhausting. Sorry, but no... I'm not going to "do" anything anymo...
Almost Classical · 3M ago

Time for Supporters of Trump and Clinton to Face Reality

Supporters of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton seem to be stuck in reality distortion bubbles. This is slightly more pronounced on the Trump side, where outright misinformation is believed. ...
Almost Classical · 4M ago

Polls Were NOT "Wrong"

Stop blaming polls or calling them "wrong" because only the Huffington Post polling was seriously flawed. Every other model actually offered accurate *ranges* of potential outcomes. The poll...
Almost Classical · 4M ago

Stop Offering Opinions "to Trump Voters"

Every online post, newspaper column, or magazine puff piece written "to Trump voters" will be read by exactly ZERO Trump supporters... or will be taken as the condescending, presumptuous tri...
Almost Classical · 5M ago

Pain, Elections, Social Media, and The Blahs

By November 7, 2016, a swollen spinal cord was making it nearly impossible for me to sit, walk, drive, or even rest. The next morning, my wife managed to get me to the urgent care center at ...
Almost Classical · 6M ago

Reaction to Hillary Clinton’s loss exposed the impotent elitism of liberalism

Donald Trump in February 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)You vowed to leave if Donald Trump won the White House. Leave. Please. Go. Be gone with you and all of your snobbery, your condescensio...