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July 8, 2020

Can They Really Get Away with Banning TikTok?

The Trump administration announced yesterday that it might follow India’s lead and ban TikTok for Americans. There is some sense…

July 7, 2020

The Metaphysics of Lockdown, According to Albert Camus

For many people, it was their first experience in a full denial of freedom. Locked in their homes. Prevented from…

July 6, 2020

What Good Comes from this Tragedy?

Many millions have spent the last four months in sadness and depression. It’s hard to watch the world shattered by…

July 4, 2020

Smallpox Ravaged the Soldiers but They Still Fought and Won a Revolution

One of the most marvelous books I’ve read this year is Donald Henderson’s personal story of the eradication of smallpox.…

July 4, 2020

The Dubious Origins of the Lockdown Idea (podcast)

Peter R. Quinones interviewed me on his podcast on the topic: the origin of the lockdown idea. This was the…

July 1, 2020

Why Election Markets are Betting Against Trump

The betting markets judge Trump’s prospects for keeping the presidency with more negativity each day. As of this writing, there…

June 29, 2020

Broadway Closed but Porcfest Stayed Open

It was the 17th year for the Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, New Hampshire, held at the Rogers Campground. It…

June 26, 2020

Small Convertibles are Safer? Why?

It’s some kind of intuition we have. We see a little convertible with the top down, buzzing here and there.…

June 21, 2020

Smart Society, Stupid People

We’ve lived through the most bizarre experience of human folly in my lifetime, and perhaps in generations. Among the most…

June 19, 2020

At Least Some Politicians Admit Error (Sort of)

We live in the age of pretend. Governments have behaved more regrettably, ignorantly, arbitrarily, and capriciously than in a generation…