Category Archives: Pure & Mixed Public goods

Prague Conference on Political Economy: explaining Nanny State rise

Sergei Zhavoronkov and Kirill Rodionov have presented the report  ”Nanny State: few notes on origin and political machine” at Prague Conference on Political Economy.  The paper develops and upgrades  previous researches:  Universal Suffrage: Undeclared Conflict of Interest and   The Puzzle of … Continue reading

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Notes on New and Old Military Justice, Army’s ethics & Morale

Modern military Justice punishes officers and soldiers of democratic nations’ armies for their military success. “Excessive use of force” and similar artificial judicial constructions undermine incentives of army officers, making the military machine virtually inoperative. Artificially abridged Army capability prevents … Continue reading

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How to import modern Western Institutions Suppresses Economic Growth?

The Guide to the Book “Institutional Constraints on Modern Economic Growth” uploaded at SSRN and at RePEc. The Russian edition was published in 2011 in “Delo” publishers. Projected title of the book English version is “How to import modern Western … Continue reading

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Why modern armies of Democratic countries fail to win a war?

How safe is it, to Confuse Defense with Care? available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2236354 The correlation of state spending on pure and mixed public goods reflects the making of fundamental choices about state functions.  The statistics data and the cases are composing the picture … Continue reading

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IDF “Protective Edge” in Gaza – déjà vu

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) just started new operation “Protective Edge” against HAMAS terrorists in Gaza. The most prominent right-wing leader in Israel – Knesset vice-speaker Moshe Feiglin loudly objected the operation (The Knesset security Commission seating in Sderot – discussion in … Continue reading

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Who told this? Test yourself!

The right answer one could find here. “You can’t go waving two banners at once, both of defense and of social reform“ On July 6, 1976, in a speech made at the funeral of Yonatan Netanyahu, an outstanding fighter, military … Continue reading

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2nd World Congress of the Public Choice Societies, Miami: reports and data

Here is reports and some data prepared for the Congress by  M.(K.) Yanovskiy, Y. Socol, I.Zatcovetsky and our Russian colleagues S.Zhavoronkov and G.Syunyaev.  1.  Failure to supply pure public good “defense” in a multi-polar nuclear world by M.(K.) Yanovskiy, Y. Socol  and … Continue reading

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