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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…

January 25, 2021

All Hail the Reopening!

What a glorious thing the reopening is! After nearly a year of darkening times, the light has begun to dawn,…

January 21, 2021

Americans Are Fleeing Lockdowns, When They Can Afford It

  For nearly a year, governments have been instructing people to stay put. Don’t leave your home unless you have…

January 17, 2021

The Economic Policy Failures of the Trump Administration

There is some bitter irony embedded in the original campaign 2016 presidential pitch to “Make America Great Again.” One looks…