Building codes and crime prevention

Two interesting explanations for the rise and fall of crime in Western societies are the crime opportunity theory and lead crime hypothesis. Though both approach crime from a different angle, there are not mutually exclusive and in fact I believe both provide usual insights for a sensible government policy aimed at crime reduction. Continue reading Building codes and crime prevention

State and Worker Capitalism

Regular readers will know that we are in favor of self-employment and worker cooperatives. And consequently we are in favor of government policies to stimulate the formation of worker cooperatives. Our ideal economy would be a version of worker capitalism, i.e. a system where there is no distinction between workers and capitalists (those who own the means of production). Continue reading State and Worker Capitalism

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