Why Americans Are Not Anxious to Get Back to Work
Fear of Covid may be one problem. But federal policies that punish work and reward nonwork are likely to be more importantcertainly in the long run.
Down with White Coat Supremacy!
Dr. Fauci claims that to criticize him is to criticize science itself. If embattled Americans called that megalomania it would be hard to blame them.
The Left Got What It WantedSo Now What?
Americans still cannot even imagine that their government might have helped subsidize the plague germ that has wrought such havoc upon them.
Science Closes in on Covids Origins
The odds enormously favor a lab leak, far more significantly than the 99% confidence usually required for a revolutionary scientific discovery.
Lessons from Employer Vaccination Mandates
Issues surrounding employer vaccine mandates should cause us to reexamine how we live and work.
Our Woke National Icons
Our pandemic czar, Anthony Fauci, early on in the COVID-19 crisis praised the efforts of China to work with the world in containing the virus.
Fumento Misdiagnoses Remdesivir
The lesson we should take away is not Do something, anything, it is to get government out of the way so we can find solutions.
Codevilla, Courage, and COVID
Codevilla knew that Fauci was a fraud after listening to him for about 10 seconds on the origin of the pandemic.
The Symptoms of Our Insanity
At various times during the pandemic, Fauci would praise the role of the Chinese government in dealing with the plague.
The Afghanistization of America
To divert his attention away from the Afghan morass, Biden weirdly focused on an equally confused new presidential COVID-19 mandate.
Science, They Said
Are woke political agendas discrediting science and losing public health?
How Experts Can Fail Even When They Are Right
There is more to life than minimizing exposure to or transmission of a single pathogen, and there are a lot of ways to reduce Covid risk.
The Politics of Health
Covid vaccines became available at least six months earlier than anyone thought possible because of Trumps deregulation of vaccine productionbefore Covid hit.
Make War, Get War: What Is the Government Mandating?
The Democratic Partys practical error, with regard to vaccination as with regard to the way it...
Is COVID-Induced Hygiene Theater the New Security Theater?
Incentives of health bureaucrats will be to continue to propagandize us by inflating the risk in order to maintain their own authority, prestige, and budgets.
Wokeness: An Evil of Our Age
This is dangerous because we are now logically headed to DNA-categorized ID badges reminiscent of yellow Star of David patches.
Sorry Facebook, Forced Universal Vaccinations Are Not the Answer
We are not just exercising our First Amendment rights. We are doing so from one of the strongest data- and science-based foundations imaginable.
Latest US Intel Report Helps China Hinder Probe into COVID-19 Origin
A dubious and evasive report will help China hinder investigation of the pandemic that has harmed millions of Americans and people around the world.
Vaccine Inventor Questions Mandatory Shot Push, Bidens Covid-19 Strategy
We are simply saying that just because you have a big vaccine hammer, it is not necessarily wise to use it for every nail.
Government Failure Gave the World Covid
The pandemic originated from government failures that had to be corrected by private actors.
Are We in A Revolution and Dont Even Know It?
In such revolutionary times, no one knows any more what is and is not a crime. Illegally storming the border when positive for COVID-19?
Officials daily hector Americans to get vaccinated and tested for COVID. But they are mute about illegal entrants, some of them infected with the virus.
Why Arent More Americans Getting Vaccinated?Blame the FDA
Although their caution was well-intended, these events bolstered many Americans decision not to get vaccinated, which has garnered them considerable disdain and criticism.
The Science Suggests a Wuhan Lab Leak
The scientific evidence points to the conclusion that the virus was developed in a laboratory.
The Great Leftist Bully Boy Hope
After the pandemic hit, and Cuomos dismal record began to emerge, he immediately cast himself as the loudest of the anti-Trump office-holders.
Some 17 million were inoculated by the time of Joe Bidens January 20 inauguration.
Why Im Suing Over My Employers Vaccine Mandate
In my case, vaccination is unnecessary and potentially risky.
Eradication of Covid Is a Dangerous and Expensive Fantasy
Offering the vaccine to the vulnerable everywhere, not the failed lockdowns, should be the priority to save lives.
Chinas Obstruction of Virus Origin Investigation Gets Official American Support
Considerable evidence points to the Wuhan Institute of Virology as the origin of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Prices Have Work to Do, Even in Pandemics
Governments have suppressed prices and put limits on peoples ability to come up with creative ways to solve the problems the pandemic poses.
Emergency Reforms Worth Keeping
Newsom and the state legislature should make these patient-centered emergency reforms permanent.
What Did China Know About COVID-19? And Why Doesnt the US Know?
Sen. Paul told reporters he would be requesting the Department of Justice for a criminal referral on Dr. Fauci because he has lied to Congress.
Panic Wont Stop the Delta Variant. The Market Will.
Our greatest successes in battling the coronavirus have come from the market, not the government.
The American Descent into Madness
America went from the freest country in the world in December 2019 to a repressive, and frightening place by July 2021.
The Best Way to Support Cuban Protesters Is Ending the Embargo
Like Venezuela, Cubas underlying socialist economic system is the problem.
The FDA Was Right to Approve Aducanumab for Alzheimers
Before COVID-19 many medical researchers believed Alzheimers disease would become the next pandemic. Without breakthroughs in how to treat the disease, it still might be.
Covering for Dr. Xiangguo Qiu: Nothing to Steal From Canadas National Microbiology Lab?
The unnamed scientist saw people wandering around where they shouldnt be, and at times they can walk around and do what they want.
What Is Trump?
What if Trump had simply pointed out the obvious about experts, lockdowns, masks, and consequences?
A Faster Drug Approval Process May Be Coming Soon!
One of the great lessons learned during the Covid-19 pandemic is that we can accomplish much without the regulatory oversight drugs often receive.
The Genesis of Our American Collective Meltdown
A pandemic caused by the leak of a Chinese-engineered virus and its coverup was cause enough for nationwide madness.
Canadian Hostages and Chinese Scientists Provide Lessons on Chinas Communist Dictatorship
Chinese scientist Xiangguo Qiu transferred deadly pathogens from Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) to the Wuhan...
What Should Be Prohibited in a Free Society?
We need to recognize and oppose further inroads into our self-ownership from where we have been herded.
Are University-Run Medical Centers the Tail Wagging the Dog?
Universities have played a consequential role in the fight against the coronavirus that has swept the...
Californias 2021 Key Educational Achievements
There were more locked fences than there were school employees reimagining how to modify their schools to deal with COVID-19.
Why Are They Woke?
There are lots of reasons why wokeism spread like wildfire once America lost its collective mind...
Imperial College Predicted Catastrophe in Every Country on Earth. Then the Models Failed.
Assessed looking backward from the one-year mark, ICLs modeling exercises performed disastrously.
Chinese Scientist Who Shipped Deadly Pathogens to Wuhan Held 2 Patents
Canadian officials called it a policy breach but others see a case of espionage related to biological warfare.
The Biden No-Go Zones
Biden declared that no Americans had been vaccinated until he took office, despite a presidential photo-op of him getting the vaccination on December 21, 2020.
Anatomy of the Woke Madness
Nascent wokeism went viral during the terror of COVID-19, our first global pandemic in a century.
Eyes on China Grow Dimmer
The Chinese regime was supposed to become more democratic but remains more repressive and expansionist than ever.
How to Make the COVID Vaccine Fast-Track the New Standard
Operation Warp Speed money played a role, but dozens of regulatory reforms deserve much of the credit for the rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Winnipeg to Wuhan Mystery Deepens
Contrary to what Fauci has maintained, the U.S. funding did contribute to gain-of-function research.
Never Let a Plague Go to Waste
Few of the woke who fly their carbon-spewing jets into Davos ever fly economy class. Fewer have Obamacare health plans. None live near an open border.
The Epidemic Empire Strikes Back: Critics of Chinas Wuhan Lab Face Threats, Censorship, Smear Campaigns
Staffers were shocked that a government official could make an argument that is so nakedly against transparency, in light of the unfolding catastrophe.
Faucis Devastating Emails Demand Full-Blown Investigation
Faucis emails should launch a full investigation of the NIAID boss, the highest paid bureaucrat in the federal government.
Why Did Dr. Nancy Messonnier Leave the CDC?
What did Messonnier know? When did she know it? What did she do about it? Why did she defer questions on China to the WHO?
The New Regressive Dark Ages
A lab origin theory was left only to Neanderthals and the-earth-is-6,000-years-old deplorables, of an anti-science, know-nothing sort.
Dr. Fauci Makes the Case for Investigation of Wuhan Lab
What did Dr. Anthony Fauci know about the Wuhan lab? When did he know it, and what did he do about it?
Our iconic Dr. Anthony Fauci, rather than collating current research and hosting medical symposia, became a TV junkie and spin doctor.
How a Reformed FDA Can Speed Up Delivery of Lifesaving Drugs
Bold reforms would improve access to potentially lifesaving drugs, increase drug breakthroughs, and accelerate the use of new scientific knowledge for generations to come.
Dr. Fauci Spills Another Verifiable Falsehood
Fauci remains evasive on the origin of the pandemic and tells verifiable falsehoods about U.S. funding for the Wuhan lab and dangerous gain-of-function research.
Peaceful protesters in California have a right to know if an F-15C was poised to head their way.
Dr. Anthony Fauci Has No Doubt About COVID-19 Death Undercounting
Dr. Anthony Fauci is a powerful politician who never has to face the voters.
Does the American Families Plan Address Families Real Economic Challenges?
Families have a lot to lose in this planin their role as workers, savers, and beneficiaries of schools, hospitals and other charitable institutions.
Oligarchy, and Remedies
The American people, divided as they are, cannot purge the oligarchs from what had been republican institutions.
Restricting the Unvaccinated Sets a Dangerous Precedent
Wars, pandemics, and other emergencies are particularly fragile periods for freedom.
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.
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...
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.
Innovative Community Engagement on Fiscal Issues
Bringing residents into fiscal discussions requires complete and continual transparency on the part of the city.
“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...
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...
FDA Slow Walks COVID-19 Vaccine
Cumbersome regulations continue to block more vaccines able to save lives and help us return to normal.
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 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.
The Bureaucrats of the Year
If you were to give out an award for Bureaucrat of the Year, how would you...
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.
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,”...
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 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...
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...
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...
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).
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...
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.
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...
Pandemic Prophecy Not on the Rosy Side
Actress Jennifer Garner (13 Going on 30) recently asked Dr. Anthony Fauci, “When are we going...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Different Dread from the Fed
“The next six months could make what we have experienced so far seem like just a...
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...
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...
Media Groupthink Comes for Sweden
Like other public-policy issues, the COVID-19 pandemic elicits a range of perspectives. Some argue for […]
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.
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.
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...
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 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.