Brownstone Category

July 22, 2022

Mozart, Mediocrity, and the Administrative State 

The 1984 movie Amadeus is a great achievement in its genre because it actually puts the creative process of the…

July 22, 2022

Articles of Inquiry: The Role of Media

The media, both traditional and social media, had an outsized role during the pandemic in pushing the US government’s Covid…

July 21, 2022

The US President Finally Gets Covid 

The political hierarchy of infectious disease has finally come full circle. Biden got Covid.  Covid pandemic policies have always been…

July 19, 2022

The 1968-69 “Hong Kong Flu” Pandemic Revisited

It was a very bad year for the flu. The pathogen came in two large waves. This is only obvious…

July 18, 2022

The Culpability of the New York Times: Then and Now

On February 27, 2020, weeks before full disease panic hit the US, the New York Times podcast started preparing the…

July 16, 2022

Dr. Birx Praises Herself While Revealing Ignorance, Treachery, and Deceit

The December 2020 resignation of Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator under Trump, revealed predictable hypocrisy. Like so…

July 13, 2022

Twelve Questions on Economic Issues for the Next Congress

We are now experiencing an economic crisis that could get worse. Financials are in bear markets. Inflation is roaring. The…

July 9, 2022

Musk Declines to Save Twitter from Itself 

The question is finally settled: Elon Musk has declined to buy Twitter. His initial offer of $44 billion was contingent…

July 7, 2022

The Crash and Burn of Credentialism 

The word credentials is derived from Latin for “believe” as in “Credo in unum deum” meaning “I believe in one…

July 1, 2022

The Mighty Gorsuch vs. the Administrative State: Quotes from West Virginia vs. EPA 

The power of the administrative state to destroy liberty and property – to blast through legislation, science, and judicial oversight…