Does the American Families Plan Address Families Real Economic Challenges?
Joe Biden has proposed a $4 trillion economic plan. Very little of it pertains to Covid...
Oligarchy, and Remedies
What are hundreds of America's biggest corporations doing as they browbeat the public to abolish the...
Restricting the Unvaccinated Sets a Dangerous Precedent
Business activities and travel remain highly restricted in many places after a harrowing year. People, businesses...
The Fed Board Agrees Never to Disagree
Under the emergency conditions imposed last spring by the coronavirus pandemic, strong disagreement on the Fed board over internal policy decisions wouldnt have been helpful.
The Bleak Biden Way
Joe Biden will go into agonizing contortions as he is forced to remind us of the vaccination mess he also inherited.
Why Would a 50-Year-Old Want To Join Medicare?
Medicare is lousy insurance. Anyone who leaves an employer plan to join Medicare will immediately become aware of some stark differences.
Much to Forgive
Adult fearmongering has probably fooled most children into believing that school closures, social distancing, and masks are necessary precautions.
Masks for Children, Muzzles for Covid-19 News
YouTubes censorship runs contrary to American norms of free expression.
The Deadly Consequences of Delaying the AstraZeneca Vaccine
If we have learned anything during the pandemic, it is that over-caution kills.
Just Because Theres No Price Doesnt Mean Theres No Cost: Covid-19 Vaccine Edition
The drug market works imperfectly, mainly because of how it is regulated. Handing it over to a national supply commander would make things worse.
Happy Days Are Almost Here Again, but for How Long?
Many of the pre-pandemic fundamentals regarding colleges were negative, and I see no reason why the easing of the pandemic will ease those conditions.
The use that the oligarchy made of the COVID epidemic added to insult and injury, as well as to its power, in a manner previously unimaginable.
End the Feds Mission Creep
During the early days of Covid-19, the Fed made emergency loans to large nonfinancial corporations, as well as to state and local governments.
Follow the Science, They Said
Science is used to denigrate a perceived enemy of the people, and ignored to enhance a guardian of the flock.
Colleges Short of Cash: Sell the Campus?
A combination of falling enrollments and special Covid-19-related expenses have put most campuses into weakened financial condition. What to do?
America Doesnt Need More Stimulus
It’s done: President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act, the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill,...
White Coat Supremacy in America
For more than a year, embattled Americans have been living under a regime of white-coat supremacy that overrides the rights of the people.
Cancel Public School
A friend who volunteers at a Sunday school in Harlem for low-income children called me the...
ObamaCare Still Desperately Needs Fixing
The American Rescue Plan injects new life into ObamaCare with more generous subsidies, expanded eligibility and...
The Legends of Our Fall
Never have the facts of a pandemic in American history become more politicized and warped by the media for political advantage.
The Re-Opening in Texas Follows the Science: Economic Science
Epidemiologists dont have a monopoly on advice regarding how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.
How the Loss of the Outer Circle Has Changed Community
In the last 12 months we have worked hard to stay connected with our close, inner...
How Much Should the Feds Bail Out the Colleges?
The recent uptick in college closings and mergers is a healthy sign reflecting needed retrenching, aligning our higher education needs to resources available.
Stimulus Does Little for Jobs
Massive spending will hurt more than it helps.
Who Is Getting the Vaccine? Who Isnt? And Why?
Access to the Covid-19 vaccine has not been equal. In many cases, the distribution is unrelated to medical need or medical risk.
How Is Small Business America? Struggling, But Hopeful
As a small business owner, you grow accustomed to adversity on a daily basis, hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
That the Profit of One Man Is the Gain of Another
Profit is not a superfluous charge, a tax of sorts made possible by capitalists greed and economic power.
Three Covid-19 Collegiate Predictions Gone Wrong
I predicted at least three things that I now regret, because they have not happened.
10 Crazy Examples of Waste in New COVID-19 Bill
Here are 10 crazy examples of waste and partisan kick-backs that have nothing to do with COVID-19 but are in the new bill.
Getting Conned by COVID-19 CON Laws
Patients have a higher mortality rate following heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia in states with CON (certificate of need) laws.
There Are Libertarians in a Pandemic, and for Good Reason
In a saner world, I would have been able to sell him or give him my spot in the vaccine line.
Will Cuba’s Vaccine Rollout Live Up to the Ad Copy?
“Cuba’s socialist approach to developing vaccines against Covid-19 differs strikingly from that of capitalist nations of...
Regulatory Shadows Make Dark Winter for Alaska
The federal government decided that Native Americans of Alaskan origin did not qualify for stimulus funding.
Are We Really a People in Crisis?
Past crises have given rise to federal programs, even departments, that bloated long after the originating crisis subsided.
Dr. Fauci’s Refusal to Face New York Nursing Home Deaths Is Revealing
Thousands more nursing home residents may have died from COVID-19 than New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
Europes Vaccine Fiasco: A Lesson for Americans
By ceding their power and authority to the EU on COVID vaccines, the nations of Europe now find themselves hostage to a distant bureaucracy.
How the Pandemic Has Reconnected Generations
Thankfully, in a time of immense sorrow and uncertainty, we are seeing new and creative ways to engage with our elderly.
Should We Let People Die of COVID-19 to Achieve Racial Equality?
The idea of sacrificing lives at the altar of racial equity should shock the conscience of our nation.
Despite WHO Proclamation, Chinese Lab Is Likely Source of COVID-19
Based on evidence from Canada, it is extremely likely that the Wuhan Institute of Virology engineered the virus that causes COVID-19.
Innovative Community Engagement on Fiscal Issues
Bringing residents into fiscal discussions requires complete and continual transparency on the part of the city.
Let Patients Manage More of Their Own Health Care Dollars
Long before Covid hit, doctor consultations by phone, email and teleconferencing were available to millions of patients who paid for the services out-of-pocket.
“Nothing We Can Do” About Trajectory of the Pandemic?
“There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several...
Political Dysfunction and Teacher Unions Are Keeping California Kids Out of School
Less than two months into Bidens presidency, Californias chronically dysfunctional politics and self-serving teacher unions have thrown a roadblock in the path to reopening schools.
Doctors, Doctored Numbers, and Democracy
The most important fact about COVID-19, its true mortality rate, is the number who die of the virus divided by the number infected by it.
Dismounting the COVID Tiger
And so it happened, on January 22, Joe Biden spoke the truth: nothing that anyone could do can alter the trajectory of the virus spread.
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s $417,608 Tops All Federal Salaries, but Does Performance Match the Pay?
The highest-paid federal government employee is Dr. Anthony Fauci, with a salary of $417,608 according to...
When (or If) Comes the Pushback?
How ironic that Biden will not just be pushed and pressured by the radicals whom he...
FDA Slow Walks COVID-19 Vaccine
Cumbersome regulations continue to block more vaccines able to save lives and help us return to normal.
Why Are Progressives So Illiberal?
Andrew Cuomos policies of sending COVID-19 patients into rest homes led to thousands of unnecessary deaths, still, the media gave him an Emmy award.
Is Gov. Newsom Avoiding Science-Based Pandemic Policies?
Californians may be unaware that the state employs more than 4,000 scientists in agencies such as...
The U.K.EU Trade Agreement Isnt the Brexit Resolution Both Sides Want It To Be
The U.K.s absence from the EU will lessen the strength of liberal ideas in the fight for Europes soul.
Why Trump Lost the Election: Health Care
What the Trump administration did for health care is one of the best-kept secrets in America.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Is a Mess
Despite the problems inherent in central planning, we are turning to state governments to allocate and administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
Clarity in Trumps Wake
Covid-19 did not transform American life by killing people, but by the fears about it that our oligarchy packaged and purveyed.
The Bureaucrats of the Year
If you were to give out an award for Bureaucrat of the Year, how would you...
The Downsides to Bidens Plan for Free College Tuition
Free tuition is not free; it is confiscated from others.
Logrolling Fills COVID Relief Bill With Waste
The latest example of how professional politicians generate costly waste on Capitol Hill just became official....
Dr. Deborah Birx Gets Pushback for Violating Her Own Standards
“We cannot go into the holiday season, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, with the same kind of attitude,...
Early Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution Troubles Add to a Long List of Government Pandemic Failures
It’s been nearly twelve months since Covid-19 reached the United States. Since then, more than 19...
Technology Has Changed Public Engagement
Throughout the pandemic, it has become abundantly clear that local and state governments need to be technologically smart in order to engage with the public.
What Will the Stimulus Stimulate?
We shouldnt be surprised that what ultimately emerged was a dogs breakfast of giveaways for special interests. Thats the nature of the political beast.
Will Blue State Refugees Ruin Red States?
Most Californians fleeing to Texas are unlikely to have political preferences in sync with Californias granola set. Theyre leaving the tarnished golden state for a reason.
The Fed Wont Save Us from the Growing Jobs Recession
On top of the outrageous lockdowns of business and even residential gatherings, what the Treasury and Fed have done this year is scandalous.
Did Americans Come to Love Big Brother?
If Biden resets with China, and empowers the post-COVID-19 Chinese imperial agenda, whom will the media blame?
No Vaccine Yet for Cubas Political Pandemic
Theres nothing like a pandemic to facilitate the work of a totalitarian state.
How to End Lockdowns Next Month
For the vulnerable, the vaccine will protect against Covid. For the less vulnerable, the vaccine will protect against lockdown torture.
When Harry Met Eubie
Dr. Harald Schmidt of the University of Pennsylvania manages to confuse leftist agit-prop with medical science.
Remote Learning Companies Are Endangering Student Privacy
Colleges and universities nationwide are failing to safeguard the digital safety and privacy of their students.
Covids Lesson: Some Animals Are More Equal than Others
The aristocrats really, honestly, genuinely think they are our betters.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein Turns up in $2 Billion EDD Scandal
Back in the 1990s, a comedian was lampooning people who wore jerseys of NBA players. “Look,”...
A Pandemic of Misinformation
America has been paralyzed by death and fear for nearly a year, and the politicization of...
2020 Was Not the Worst Year Ever. Not Even Close.
We were promised flying cars, and all we got were mask mandates. A bit of perspective is useful, though.
Lessons from 2020: A Global Perspective on Covid-19
As this annus horribilis draws to a close, it might be appropriate to step back for...
Cities Come Together During Holidays Despite Restrictions
As the holiday season continues, cities and community organizations are also adapting entertainment events.
San Francisco Loosens Restrictions on Dating
Banning dating may give single people a good excuse for family members at Christmas, but it’s a costly overreach by policymakers.
New COVID-19 Vaccines, Same Sluggish FDA
In October, large portions of the United States began experiencing rapid increases in new COVID-19 cases....
The Bureaucratic Deal Got Us into this Mess. The Bourgeois Deal Will Get Us Out.
The Covid-Industrial bureaucratic state is assembling statesmen who think themselves fit and able to direct private people how they ought to employ their capitals.
The Top 3 Most Egregious Pandemic Restrictions
Democrat or Republican, we must continue to act in good faith. Otherwise, pandemic fatigue will become a pandemic in itself.
FDA Delays COVID Vaccine Review
An EUA allows the FDA to streamline the approval process in the case of an emergency, or if running a clinic trial is impossible.
Florida’s Governor DeSantis Chooses Liberty Over Mandates
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, many governments are imposing (or reimposing) mandates, lockdowns, and in general,...
To Live and Dine in L.A.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl believes “outdoor dining is probably more dangerous in terms of...
How Did Forecasters Get the Pandemic Economy So Wrong?
The stock market and the consensus of forecasters are two sources of economic intelligence that are...
State Employment Development Department Empowers “Biggest Fraud on Taxpayers in California History”
California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) doesn’t develop much employment beyond those who work there. On the...
No-Ho-Ho: The Economics of Holiday Gift Giving
With holiday gift shopping in season and the COVID-19 pandemic rampant, consider the relative merits of...
Thanksgiving for California’s Paradise Lost
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “Guidance for Private Gatherings” limits the number of participants at Thanksgiving celebrations and...
A Sensible and Compassionate Anti-COVID Strategy
Science cant do its job in an environment where anyone who challenges the status quo gets shut down or cancelled.
In the Covid Era: Is American Military U. Better than Harvard?
Long before Covid, many persons argued that top-ranked schools often were neglectful of their undergraduates, paying far more attention to prized graduate students and research.
Medical Supplies Are Too Important to Leave to a National Supply Commander
The idea of a National Supply Commander suggests Biden thinks managing the medical supply chain is not that different from arranging chess pieces or Lego bricks.
The Democratic Partys San Francisco Problem
The progressive agenda failed in California, and it will fail nationally.
Scamocracy in America
The ruling classs manifold components have integrated the Covids health challenge into their identities just as they adopted each others demonologies and demands as their own.
Case for Mask Mandate Rests on Bad Data
Policy makers up to and including the incoming U.S. president are likely basing their case for sweeping new regulations on unsound scientific advice and overstated promises.
Rays of Constitutional Rights Shine Through in California
During the pandemic Gov. Gavin Newsom has unilaterally locked down literally anything he wishes, whenever he wishes, and for however long he wishes.
Tyler Cowen Is Wrong About Great Barrington Declaration on Lockdown Policies
George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen is attacking the Great Barrington Declaration again today on Marginal...
For Better Health and a Stronger Economy, Dont Lock Down Again
A second lockdown would smother the recovery while only delaying the inevitable spread of COVID-19.
Only in California: Where Affordable Housing Costs More than Five-Star Luxury
Even before COVID-19, Californias housing construction rate was 49th in the country.
Was Dr. Fauci Right about Dangerous Gain-of-Function Research?
“Gain of function” (GOF) research involves the manipulation of viruses, and during the current pandemic it...
Biden and Trump: Higher Education: Whats That?
The conventional explanation for the neglect of higher education in 2020 was that Covid-19 crowded out discussion of most issues.
Future of Democracy Depends on Postal Reform
Postal reform is more critical than ever to ensure that vote-by-mail remains a viable option for the electorate for decades to come.
Misperceptions of COVID Risk and the Media
Media functions to divide us from reaality. Shark attacks make headlines. They play on our fears and result in tragedy and death.
No, Daring to Be Against Lockdowns Is Not “Anti-Science”
Economic lockdowns may mitigate the risk of transmission, but not without hampering the economy (which indirectly undermines public health).
Changing Clocks Twice a Year Is Harmful to Your Wallet and Your Health
The economic and healthcare costs of time traveling every year are not offset by any material benefits.
What I Bet You Dont Know About Prescription Drugs
If producers of drugs that treat rare conditions dont have free speech rights, patients will be the victims.
COVID, Woke Scienceand Death
Aside from the mass quarantines, thousands of others may have died from COVID-19, or will die because science has become ideologically weaponized.
Federal PPP Loans Put Corrupt Hands in the Till
COVID-19 has taught us that the government is bad at spending money. It might be different...
What Trump Has Done to Change Health Care and How Its Helped Battle COVID-19
Once home monitoring devices become more widely available, telehealth is likely to expand further. We are just beginning to imagine the possibilities.
Nancy Pelosi and the 25th Amendment
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to get rid of Donald Trump. She apparently does not have...
Pope Francis Misunderstands Markets, Squanders Moral Authority
“The fragility of world systems in the face of the pandemic has demonstrated that not everything...
Creative Engagement During Pandemic Uncertainties
Since March, engagement, on the community level and beyond, has surfaced as a vital aspect of emotional and mental health.
Infectious Diseases and Government Growth
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world adopted a variety of policies expanding the scope of their power.
How to Dramatically Cut College Costs While Increasing Learning
Remote learning is proving unsatisfactory for many students, and costs of effective on-campus Covid mitigation are proving high.
A Coronavirus Spending Scandal
Seven months ago, the U.S. Congress rushed to pass the CARES Act, a $2 trillion emergency...
Scientific Policy in Response to COVID-19
We have all heard, from politicians and from scientists, that the public-policy response to the COVID-19...
Economic Miscalculation and the Covid-19 Pandemic
As Covid-19 began to spread through the United States in February, many feared hospitals would become...
Coronavirus Enrollment Effects: Small but Consequential
This falls enrollment drop will be the ninth in a row, I suspect a record.
Americans Right to Worship Is Being Denied by Governments. I Wont Be Silent Anymore.
When government asserts authority over the churchs very right to worship, it crosses a line. Our fundamental rights do not come from the state.
Pandemic Prophecy Not on the Rosy Side
Actress Jennifer Garner (13 Going on 30) recently asked Dr. Anthony Fauci, “When are we going...
Forgiving Federal Student Loans Is a Horrible Idea
In effect, loan forgiveness undermines the rule of law and core principles of free market capitalism.
FDA Approves Blood Plasma as Covid-19 Treatment
In the nearly eight months since Covid-19 arrived in the United States, the country has undergone...
Pelosi: It Was a Setup
By now, most readers will be familiar with Representative Nancy Pelosi’s visit to a hair salon...
Mandatory Shortages and Concentrated Pain: What Price Gouging Laws Do
There are a lot of problems with efforts to control prices during disasters and emergencies.
Necessity Is the Mother of Invention: Collegiate Entrepreneurs
One of the few blessings of Covid-19 is it is compelling colleges to do things differentlyforced innovation dominates.
The U.S. Economy’s Hidden Resilience
One of today’s pivotal questions is the ability of the economy to cope and adapt in...
Nancy Pelosi’s Bad Hair Day
As the world knows, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a wash and a blow-out at a...
“We hope to finish this pandemic in less than two years, especially if we can pool...
Expand Dual Enrollment Programs for Pandemic-Challenged High School Students
Dual enrollment allows high school students to take courses that offer both high school and two-year college credit.
Precaution Can KillDuring a Pandemic and Beyond
Precaution can kill. Especially, we should add, in times of pandemic.
I’ll admit to being a fan of college football, and have followed with interest the debates...
Will Small Businesses Stay Closed Post-Pandemic?
As many as 1.4 million small businesses closed their doors or temporarily suspended operations in the...
A Three-Item Post-Pandemic Regulatory Wishlist
I would like for all of the reductions in regulation to stay permanent after the pandemic is over.
Is the Covid-19 Pandemic Spreading Affinity for Socialism? It Shouldn’t!
Famed Economist Thomas Sowell has long remarked that “Socialism in general has a record of failure...
Chaos on Campus
Too many academics think they are intellectually and morally superior, and that society owes them a good living.
Different Dread from the Fed
“The next six months could make what we have experienced so far seem like just a...
Feinsteins Courtship of Communist China
The Missouri A.G. filed a lawsuit charging that Chinese communist officials are responsible for the enormous death, suffering, and economic losses they inflicted on the world."
Where There’s a Will There’s a Won’t: A COVID-Related Tale of Bureaucracy
A tax-funded county library system, upon which I rely for research materials and Internet access, closed...
Economic Freedom Hastens Pandemic Recovery
Economic freedom gives people the flexibility to adapt to changing, on-the-ground conditions in real time instead of waiting around for permission from regulators.
Why Has the FDA Not Approved Home-Based Coronavirus Testing?
There is a cheap, simple way to control Covid-19. But we are not using it.
F.A. Hayek and the Coronomics Crisis
F.A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom influenced Ronald Reagan and in 1991 President George H.W. Bush...
COVID-19 Is Disrupting the Future of Higher Education
As the pandemic continues to push students toward alternatives, the pitfalls of a traditional college education will become increasingly difficult to ignore.
Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
Ronald Coase (from whose essay,”The Lighthouse in Economics” our logo is derived) is rightly renowned for...
As the Pandemic Demonstrates, Leviathan Feeds on National Crises
Crisis and Leviathan is Robert Higgs’ great work of history exploring how politicians exploit crisis situations...
Is There a Better Way to Subsidize Private Health Insurance?
We could have market-based risk adjustment, rather than bureaucratic risk adjustment.
Media Groupthink Comes for Sweden
Like other public-policy issues, the COVID-19 pandemic elicits a range of perspectives. Some argue for […]
Economic Recovery Requires the Government to Stop What Its Doing
The federal government should stop passing relief bills because more spending would likely harm our economic recovery more than help it.
State Mismanagement of Covid-19 Data Continues
Mindy Clark of Sarasota, Florida, drove to a COVID-19 testing site at Manatee Rural Health because...
Federal Regulations Explode During Coronavirus Pandemic
The Trump administration has often trumpeted its effectiveness in reducing the number of regulations that U.S....
Coronavirus Crises: Everything to Fear from Fear Itself
The coronavirus has spawned crises on three fronts—medical, financial, and economic—and the tide in each turns...
Lessons Learned from Our COVID-19 Response
Our original response was heavy-handed, but the dangerous nature and quick spread of COVID-19 required a strong response.
How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Faster
Collaboration has brought us pathbreaking vaccine development before.
The Great College Depression Begins: Three Ohio Tales
These schools are getting clobbered financially. Enrollments have been falling for years, so the schools were already in tenuous financial shape before Covid-19.
Removing Regulations in Response to COVID-19
In many ways, the state and federal response involved turning to the private sector and to deregulation. The public, predictably, benefited.
U.S. Aircraft Carriers Exercising in the South China Sea Could Spell Danger
This president clearly plans to demonize China to score points with his electoral base and foreign policy hawks.
The “Prominent Hole” in CDC Epidemic Intelligence
Federal government briefings on the current pandemic have failed to feature anyone openly identified with the...
The Rich Say: Tax Us More to Fight COVID-19
More than 80 wealthy individuals are petitioning for higher taxes on the rich to help pay...
California Legislators Violate Our Constitutional Rights
The U.S. Department of Justice has declared that the Constitution contains no pandemic exception.
Don’t Trust Government to Distribute Covid-19 Drugs
As new Covid-19 cases continue across the U.S., many states are preparing for a potential second...
The Complicated Ethics of Price Gouging
The question of what makes a price fair has been debated by moral philosophers ever since the time of the ancient Greeks.
Online Learning Hiccups Lead to Civil Liberty Threats
Now is the opportune time to reconsider the government requirement for the Orwellian monitoring of school-issued devices such as Chromebooks.
The Revolutionary Creativity of American Independence
The American war for independence from the United Kingdom was instigated by a coalition of free peoples who asserted the sovereignty of their human rights.
President Trump’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’ Vaccine Project Might Crash Into Perverse Incentives
This May, President Trump unveiled Operation Warp Speed, a partnership between federal regulatory agencies and private...
IRS Sent $1.4 Billion in Coronavirus Relief Money to Dead People
Proving once again that federal bureaucrats who do little other than spend trillions of dollars are...
Five Steps for Taming the Federal Spending Beast
The runaway federal spending that has accompanied the coronavirus pandemic will force a reckoning in the...
Uruguay’s Freer Approach Has Severely Limited the Pandemic While Protecting the Economy
We are not talking enough about Uruguay. That small South American country boasts impressive results in...
Are Special Interests Undermining the Quest for a Covid-19 Vaccine?
At the time of peak lockdown, nearly 94 percent of the U.S. population was placed under...
Coronavirus Lockdowns to Cause Earlier Insolvency of Failing Public Employee Pensions
The pensions of public employees, the people who work for state or local governments, are in...
“Recession-Proofing” Your Small Business
Recession-proofed business models mitigate the typical risks of running a small business and the risk of a black swan event shutting it down.
Coronavirus Is Quickly Draining Social Security
The 2020 Social Security Trustees’ Report is out, and it is not good news. According to...
Are Gov. Newsom’s Contact Tracers the Best for the Job?
The current pandemic has turned up a need for “contact tracing,” the process of finding those...
Media Up In Arms Over Twitter, Remains Silent on EARN IT Act’s Threat
The media is up in arms over Trump’s threat to sign an executive order removing the...
Why the Shutdown in America Must End
It seems that these centrally planned shutdowns never made sense given the costs, and may not even be effective. They certainly aren’t justifiable now.
CoronaCrisis and Leviathan: Big Brother Comes to Your Town (and iPhone)
Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois is proposing the Orwellian (and improperly capitalized) COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And...
Coronavirus Corruption: Bad Incentives and Politics as Usual
Rebeckah Jones worked for the Florida Department of Health’s Geographic Information team. One of her greatest...
How to Fix a Perverse Coronavirus Incentive and Get More Americans Back to Work
If you were laid off from your job, and you could collect more from unemployment benefits...
After the Government-Engineered Recession, How Soon Will the Economy Return to Normal?
The arrival of COVID-19 has brought with it an unprecedented and uncertain situation in many ways....
Keep Government Out of Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine
In late March, California became the first state to issue mandatory “shelter in place” orders. By...
Pandemics Are Not Recessions, And Pessimism Isn’t Logic
I thank Dr. Edwin G. Dolan for taking the time to critique my recent Independent Institute...
COVID-19 Brings Out the Best in American Entrepreneurs
At the least, the current crisis hasn’t ground America to a halt. At best, the crisis is inspiring entrepreneurs to meet new needs.
More Executive Orders Will Not Fix Healthcare
Draconian measures to “flatten the curve” were implemented to prevent the healthcare sector from becoming overwhelmed...
Is a Coronavirus Fall Classic in Store for America?
As of May 20, Australia has 7,079 coronavirus cases, with 6,444 recoveries and 100 deaths from...
CHiPs Are Down in California, and Federal Judge Is Down With It
From 1977 to 1983 on the television crime drama series “CHiPs,” Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox...
The Smart Ones in the Time of Pandemic
Although it is still early days to reach definitive conclusions about many aspects of the coronavirus...
COVID-19 Policy: Yet Another Intergenerational Transfer
There is still a lot we don’t know about the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing we...
Tesla Restart Defies Lockdown, Stares Down County Officials, and Gives Workers Hope
Entrepreneur Elon Musk is the last manufacturer of automobiles in the state of California, and motorists...
“I don’t think you are the one person who gets to make a decision. We can...
Fed Chief Jerome Powell Tells Uncle Sam To Spend More
In the last two months, the U.S. Federal Reserve has underwritten every single dollar borrowed by...
Federal Rules Holding Up Lab-Developed COVID-19 Tests
Legislation introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) would unshackle laboratories and provide clear rules to give Americans access to reliable testing products.
Bureaucratic Incompetence and the Coronavirus: New York Edition
Why have so many politicians and bureaucrats responded to the coronavirus pandemic by shutting down so...
Elon Musk Might Move Tesla From California
If Musk goes through with his threat to move Tesla, he will join a host of...
Pandemic Reading Tips: Part Deux
“Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” wrote Albert Camus in...
Localities Must Take the Lead in Reopening America
Regardless of what certain mayors may suggest, there’s no perfect, one-size-fits-all approach to reopening state economies.