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April 1, 2020

You Are Conserving Toilet Paper, Aren’t You?

You are indeed conserving toilet paper. You have never had such an appreciation for it. It’s “white gold.” There it…

March 29, 2020

Coronavirus as Ideology

Like you, I try to get out once a day to keep clarity of mind, whether out for a walk…

March 28, 2020

We Were Wrong: So Sorry that We Ruined Your Life

Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, is moving up in the betting odds for getting the Democratic presidential nomination, even…

March 24, 2020

The Best-laid Plans Often Go Astray, Even for Macroprudential Regulators

“Sadly, 12 years of stress tests and economic crisis planning never considered the possibility of a pandemic. Let us get…

March 22, 2020

A Retrospective on the Avian Flu Scare of 2005

On November 1, 2005, President George W. Bush held a press conference in which he called for draconian measures and…

March 17, 2020

An Epistemic Crisis

This pandemic crisis is not only about health and economics; we are also experiencing an epistemic meltdown. The core question…

March 14, 2020

Celebrate the Heroes Who Stay Open

I’m writing on the first Saturday of the Coronapocalpyse. I just returned from a shopping trip in town. The laundromat…

March 10, 2020

In a Disease Panic, the Free Market Is Your Friend

That hand sanitizer you are using, where did you get it? The local store or an online shop. And who…

March 9, 2020

Why Don’t Things Work Anymore? (Video)

I enjoy being on the show Full Measure to discuss government regulations on gas cans and other things like showers,…

March 8, 2020

Why this Draconian Response to COVID-19?

Imagine if you are the organizer of a major arts and tech event that attracts a quarter-million attendees. One week…