Hi! My name is Brianna. I am a born again Christian teenager who is being homeschooled. I have a passion for learning...
Prompt: Does a national government need to issue its own money in order to secure honest money? No, it doesn’t. In fact, issuing its own money can be detrimental to honest money. Allow me to explain why this is. Firstly, what is “honest money”? Honest Money In the Bible, we see honest money defined quite … Continue reading Honest Money and Government
Prompt: How does my view of sovereignty - the ultimate owner - affect my view of economics? John Locke viewed ownership as the first factor of any study of economics, as did Ludwig Von MIses and many others. What is ownership? Dr. Gary North defines ownership as the right to disown, or sell. In other … Continue reading How Sovereignty Affects Economics
Prompt: My career plan to avoid being replaced by a computer. Technology has been advancing and evolving so rapidly, it’s almost impossible to comprehend. Just mere decades ago, cell phones did not exist. The first text message was sent in the 1990’s. Now social media is a conduit for information, humor, business marketing, and so … Continue reading Computers And My Job
Prompt: Is it logical for someone to affirm faith in the free market and also protectionism? No. Both are antitheses of the other. Free trade means just that: free trade with anyone you want, both parties willing and in authority - no third party interfering. Protectionism means a third party (government) stepping in, interfering with … Continue reading Free Trade and Protectionism… Are They Compatible?
Prompt: If Americans “buy Asian”, what can Asian exporters do with the dollars? A lot of people have trouble with Asian imports. Why? Are Americans afraid they’ll suck out all our money? When Americans buy Asian goods, the Asians receive American dollars in trade of whatever they were exporting. What do you think they’ll do … Continue reading Buying Asian
Prompt: Is free trade across a county border economically different from free trade across a national border? No. The presence of city, county, and state borders - and even the Canadian border - does not affect free trade. Why would any other border affect the laws of economics? Some people say that importing makes the … Continue reading Economic Laws and Borders
Prompt: Do import quotas benefit most voters economically? No, they do not. Putting restrictions on what someone can or can’t buy only hurts the buyer. Guess who the buyer is? if you guessed voter, you’d be correct. Imagine if you found a really good deal on something, and it’s well-made and in your price range. … Continue reading Import Quotas
Prompt: Why do voters accept the riches of movie stars, but resent the riches of businessmen? I truly believe that voters accept the riches of movie stars and reject the riches of a businessman because of how the entertainment industry portrays capitalism and how we’re raised. Famous people are envied, especially movie stars. They are … Continue reading Movie Stars and Anti-Capitalist Mentalities
Prompt: If there is no “price level”, how could anyone prove that monetary inflation raises prices? There is no “price level”; there is only “market price”, if left unhindered by government intervention. Prices adjust to supply and demand. If a gallon of gas costs, hypothetically, $2.22 one day and $2.24 two weeks later, then $2.18 … Continue reading Price Levels and Inflation
Prompt: “Is tax-funded education inherently bureaucratic?” Yes. It is. I’ve written two other essays on this. Mises argued, Gary North argued, and I argue, that whoever pays for something automatically has authority over it. If the government paid for the school, then it decides what can and can’t be taught. That’s why prayers aren’t allowed … Continue reading Is Tax-Funded Education Bureaucratic?