Life, Liberty, but What About Property?

No, it’s not trendy in this particular day and age as a fundamental basis for good society, but here’s the thing: I unabashedly love property rights and their institutions. Of all the foundations that have made up free and prosperous societies in the past, whether you cite Democracy, Liberty, Equality, or what have you, IContinue reading “Life, Liberty, but What About Property?”

My Currently Published and Working Papers in Economics, Philosophy, History, and Literature Available Online!

Seth Carter – Academia.edu The link provided directs to my academia.edu account where I have some of my more formal (and more youthful) research and other writing available for free reading! Other free sources hosting my writing and research include this page by the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics and this one byContinue reading “My Currently Published and Working Papers in Economics, Philosophy, History, and Literature Available Online!”

The Time I Published my Philosophy Research with Aporia of Brigham Young University

In my paper, Response to Bernard Williams in “The Self and the Future” published in the Fall 2017 edition of Aporia, the philosophy journal publication service of Brigham Young University whose issue is archived here, I was nervous about my capabilities writing analytic philosophy, particularly of a metaphysical nature. However, some peer editing, a numberContinue reading “The Time I Published my Philosophy Research with Aporia of Brigham Young University”

Lobbying as Source of Rent Seeking: Clarification of the Relationship Between Corporate Lobbying and Firm Tax Benefits

Paper Link My first original, published and well-received economic research paper in 2018 utilizing public choice theory, econometrics, and computational analysis to determine the nature and size of firm unrecognized tax benefits and marginal effective tax rate changes resulting from changes in individual corporate lobbying expenditures at the federal level. Based on panel data ofContinue reading “Lobbying as Source of Rent Seeking: Clarification of the Relationship Between Corporate Lobbying and Firm Tax Benefits”

Austrian Alert: Some Stellar, Must-Read Developments Regarding Austrian Business Cycle Theory

A point of attention for anyone interested in Austrian Business Cycle Theory, or even macroeconomics and business cycle explanations in general: I’ve recently encountered, upon commentary and suggestion by Dr. James McClure, the most exciting new research updating and filling in gaps in Austrian Business Cycle Theory. I’m still fully letting the implications, applications, andContinue reading “Austrian Alert: Some Stellar, Must-Read Developments Regarding Austrian Business Cycle Theory”

My Contention for the 2020 Presidential Election

Even with current polling, I stick by my current expectation of Trump winning (though I don’t have a realistic horse in the race). I could definitely be wrong (and even if I’m right don’t give me much credit in case I got lucky), and my confidence is lower than over summertime. I believe his chancesContinue reading “My Contention for the 2020 Presidential Election”