Richard W. Fulmer

richard_w_fulmer@hotmail.com

Richard Fulmer is a freelance writer from Humble, Texas, and the winner of the third annual Beth A. Hoffman Memorial Prize for Economic Writing for his article "Cavemen and Middlemen," from the April 2012 Freeman

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Foxes, Hares, and the Monetary System

DECEMBER 10, 2013 by RICHARD W. FULMER

An economy is like an ecosystem. Central bankers have usually approached it like a kind of machine, tweaking here and rebalancing there--and frequently reversing cause and effect.

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Political Views in Three Dimensions

An update to the Nolan Chart

DECEMBER 09, 2013 by RICHARD W. FULMER

The Nolan Chart improved on the old left-to-right spectrum of political thought. Adding a third dimension could bring foreign policy considerations into the fold, providing a much more nuanced view.

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The Nation’s Full Faith and Credit Card

OCTOBER 29, 2013 by RICHARD W. FULMER

Our current system only encourages more feverish spending, to make sure you get your share. Time to cut up the credit card before our creditors do it for us.

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Information Ages

Knowledge, Survival, and Progress

AUGUST 15, 2013 by RICHARD W. FULMER

Humans have always relied on information to survive, even to thrive. Government intervention, though, distorts prices and makes it that much harder to do what we do best.

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Wrapping an Enigma in a Mystery: Why Inflation Is So Misunderstood

OCTOBER 31, 2012 by RICHARD W. FULMER

Inflation wouldn't be so hard to understand if it wasn't wrapped up in so much untruth, wishful thinking, and misdirection, Richard Fulmer says.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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