By Brandon Mitchell In the previous two articles, we’ve covered why incoherence and unintuitive set self membership led to the search for another method of grounding the Zermelo-Fraenkel axioms of set theory. We discussed how the iterative conception is perhaps a more straightforward way of understanding the universe of sets and how Pairing and the […]Read more "To Infinity and Beyond with the Iterative Conception"
By Brandon Mitchell Picking up where we left off in part one, we’ve come to the conclusion that the naïve conception, borne of the idea that the universe of sets can be defined by simply stating for any predicate that there is a set of things which do and a set of things which do […]Read more "Iterating a Concept of Sets – Part II"
By Brandon Mitchell If you: A) Recognized the (admittedly belaboured) pun in the title and B) Then opened the article to read it then this article is likely beneath you. If however, you were just interested in an article about sets, then this very well may prove both interesting and helpful! Maybe you too, like […]Read more "Iterating a Concept of Sets"
‘Political economists say that capital sets towards the most profitable trades, and that it rapidly leaves the less profitable and non-paying trades. But in ordinary countries this is a slow process, and some persons who want to have an ocular demonstration of abstract truths have been inclined to doubt it because they could not see […]Read more "On Lombard Street – Part II"
By Oliver Ray I’m looking after a dog at the moment. He’s a rather fine West Highland White called Woolly. Though I’m not sure he knows he is, since he doesn’t come when he’s called. He has an expressive, almost human face and big bushy white eyebrows. He is fed twice a day and walked […]Read more "Of Friends and Foils"
‘But I maintain that the Money Market is as concrete and real as anything else; that it can be described in plain words; that it is the writer’s fault if what he says is not clear.’ ‘The briefest and truest way of describing Lombard Street is to say that it is by far the greatest […]Read more "On Lombard Street – Part I"
By Brandon Mitchell Alex Estorick, an intern at ConservativeHome, has commented on top end marginal tax rates and an old New Zealand Labour party proposal to cap the amount of income tax any given individual was expected to pay. It was difficult not to notice a slight mismatch between the rationale for supporting such a […]Read more "Capping Taxes or Capping Revenue?"
By Adam Bates In 1170, Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was cut to pieces by four supporters of King Henry II after they overheard the king cursing the archbishop’s name. “Will no one,” legend records the king as saying, “rid me of this turbulent priest?” History suggests that this was not an order from […]Read more "Turbulent Priests and the Rule of Man"
By Brandon Mitchell Annette Poulson has written a survey of literature on how corporations choose to finance. The following are some comments on that essay. We are all familiar with the variety of motivations for taking on personal debt whether it be to facilitate consumption (credit cards) or to leverage cash flow for investment (home […]Read more "On Corporate Financing"
By Sean Rosenthal Last year, the public became aware of a program by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) known as Operation Fast and Furious (F&F). Most controversially, as a part of the program, the ATF knowingly allowed suspected arms traffickers to transport thousands of guns to Mexican drug gangs. In December […]Read more "Operation Fast and Furious, the War on Drugs, and Gun Control"