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February 23, 2021

How Does All of This End?

There is a sense in the air that the pandemic is winding down, and the toxic culture of division, fear,…

February 20, 2021

Covid Cases, like Political Careers, are Dropping Like Rocks

New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who bears so much responsibility for the state of his windswept state, last year wrote…

February 18, 2021

Lockdowns and the Texas Power Disaster

Texas is right now consumed in debate over the question of how the catastrophic power and water outages could have…

February 15, 2021

Minimum Wages Had a Eugenic Intent

All this talk of a $15 national minimum wage prompted me to revisit the standard textbook on economics of the…

February 12, 2021

A Currency that Rises in Value Will Change Everything

In the early years of the Bitcoin boom, I attended a raucous and truly hilarious conference of newly rich digital…

February 9, 2021

Who Wanted Pandemic Lockdowns?

People of the future will look back at these 11 months and be very confused. How could virtually the entire…

February 8, 2021

Don’t Cry for Donald McNeil

The firing of the New York Times’s star virus reporter Donald G. McNeil, Jr., made international news, given his status…

February 6, 2021

Lockdowns Have Depleted Capital in All Forms

When lockdowns first happened, my initial thought was geeky, and only later did I begin to realize the implications for…

February 4, 2021

People Only Pretend to Practice Social Distancing

Let’s speak frankly about a strange protocol foisted on us nearly a year ago – not just us but also…

January 30, 2021

The Times Wants You Consumed by Fear, Isolation, and Misery

There are probably multiple reasons why coronavirus cases in the US are down nearly 50% in the US in the…