As I wrote about in my first piece, I have an extreme distaste for trickle-down economics. As a student of multiple economists in college, I’ve been able to do my research and reading into the topic and it has become a point of emphasis in my life. I see it…


Healthcare has been a hot topic of debate, especially since Bernie Sanders announced his intentions to lower the qualifying age of Medicare to 55 from 65, so now is a great time to talk about public healthcare and medicine. I first took an interest in the topic after taking actuarial…


The Military-Industrial complex describes the relationship and obsession of the military in mainstream American culture. A Military-Industrial Complex (which I’ll abbreviate MIC from here on out, although that probably isn’t an official acronym) slowly steeps people into approving of overbearing military activities and power nationally and globally. …


This week’s edition of Ethanomics is a bit different from previous editions. I’ve been slacking on my Ethanomics writing (thanks to finals and whatnot) so I have no content to post. This piece is my final paper for an Economics class I took in the Fall 2020 semester titled Economic…


The Debt Crisis began around 2001 at the hands of George W. Bush. Bush cut taxes on the upper class, amounting to a $1.4 trillion loss while subsequently increasing military spending for the war in Afghanistan and discretionary spending, totaling $3 trillion more for a net of $4.4 trillion in…


In the field of economics, there’s a saying that goes something like “There is no such thing as a free lunch.”, commonly abbreviated TINSTAAFL. Regardless of how communist, socialist, or capitalist an economy may be, the statement is true. You will never be able to get something for nothing, and…


As much as I wish I could talk about the Evergiven jammed in the Suez Canal for meme and comedy purposes, I need to talk about Amazon. In the likely event that the ship is still stuck in the Canal the next few days, I’ll write a short piece about…


No, Bernie Sanders isn’t raising your taxes for the hell of it.

Higher taxes are a dire necessity for Ethanomics supported programs like the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and Universal Postsecondary Education. These programs do not come free because doctors, teachers, and innovators whose jobs would become nationalized still require salaries to keep working and compensation sufficient to not switch…


Meme credits to @noname on Twitter.

This edition of Ethanomics is about one of my favorite topics: economic systems. Economic systems are highly stigmatized, especially in America. These stigmas lead to biases and opinions used as a basis for policy rather than theory and historical evidence. …


I’m back with a mid-week (surprise?) article for those of you that read Ethanomics. As a college student, this issue is relevant to my peers and me and will forever be. …

Ethan Snider

If you hate trickle-down economics and love pages whose names are puns, this is the place for you.

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