What football teaches us

I was a little perplexed by Tom Chivers' nice defence of his love of football. For me, any defence can only be a rationalization: my love of the...

What the pandemic teaches us about our priorities, our planet, and the degrowth movement

Certain environmentalists have long argued that economic growth must end for the sake of the planet. “Degrowth” is concisely defined by one proponent, Riccardo Mastini, as “the abolition...

Business Cycle Indicators as of July 2

Nonfarm payroll employment continues to rise in June (although it remained over 10% below peak, in log terms). Here is a graph of some key variables tracked by...

Counterpoint: Unemployment Benefits Should Depend on the Pandemic

Tribune Content Agency, July 2, 2020 InsideSources, July 2, 2020 Bozeman Daily Chronicle, July 2, 2020 Killeen Daily Herald, July 2, 2020 Hoopeston Chronicle, July 2, 2020 See article on original site In recent...

What Do Stock Markets Say About Presidential Elections?

It is part of the American quadrennial experience: Every four years, we elect a new President (and a third of the Senators, and every Representative). The economy also does...

Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested – Clinton’s & Epstein’s Lover

Here we go again. The FBI has just arrested Jeffrey Epstein’s friend and alleged procurer Ghislaine Maxwell on charges related to a probe by New York federal prosecutors...

Masks: Dr. Fauci Confirms My Hypothesis

According to a Wall Street Journal story of June 29 (“Masks Could Help Stop Coronavirus. So Why Are They Still Controversial?”), Dr. Anthony Fauci confirmed a hypothesis I...

Empathy for the Poor Is Not Enough

Venezuela's infamous Hugo Chavez, the UK's Jeremy Corbyn, the US's Bernie Sanders all proclaim their unwavering pledge to help the "poor" by increasing government intervention to raise their living...

Newsletter: Is the Recovery Stalling?

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. It’s jobs day! We’ll have a special edition of...

Excess Deaths, March-May 2020

From “Estimation of Excess Deaths Associated With the COVID-19 Pandemicin the United States, March to May 2020,” JAMA, today: Across the United States, there were 95 235 reported deaths officially attributed...
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