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April 24, 2020

An Egregious Statistical Horror Story Suffused with Incense and Lugubrious Accents

With the latest reports of plummeting death rates from all causes, this crisis is over. The pandemic of doom erupted…

April 24, 2020

The World Will Backlash, In Mostly Good Ways

Two months ago, it had been mandatory in my local grocery to use only shopping bags brought from home. Plastic…

April 19, 2020

That Time Jesus Was Quarantined

Most of us didn’t realize, until very recently, what a remarkable stain is put upon a person (or whole people)…

April 16, 2020

Well, That Unraveled Fast

Thinking back to February 28, 2020, and the New England Journal of Medicine. It published an article called “Covid-19 —…

April 15, 2020

Virtual Seminars on the World Crisis (Video)

I’ve been busy almost daily with talks on the continuing crisis in our economic lives. There is so much to…

April 10, 2020

Why Is This Texas Hospital Furloughing Nurses?

If you watch the national news, you hear nonstop and correct reports of crowded hospitals and morgues, exhausted overworked doctors…

April 8, 2020

Our Ten Days that Shook the World

Jack Reed, the American communist who was buried in the Kremlin, is the author of the extremely exciting book Ten…

April 5, 2020

With Knowledge Comes Calm, Rationality, and, Possibly, Openness

Thinking back to the information chaos of six weeks ago, we might be able to make some sense of the…

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…