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What we don’t see

Daniel Hannan recently tweeted: Around 80% of us say we support the lockdown. But, looking around me, I’d say that no more than 20% are still observing it rigorously....

Quotation of the Day…

Tweet… is from my colleagues Peter Boettke’s and Virgil Storr’s Foreword to the 2015...

Lives Depend on Argentina’s Debt Talks

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No Inflation For Years to Come

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Obama v Trump in 2020

Joe Buden appears to be the most incompetent person to ever run for government perhaps in American history. Proof of this is that Biden is actually taking a...

Authoritarianism and lockdowns

On theoretical grounds, an authoritarian government might either under-react or overreact to an epidemic. In practice, I suspect that overreaction is the bigger threat. I would not have held this...

The Shutdown May Soon Collapse in Pennsylvania Thanks to Local Resistance

As in the rest of the country, life in Pennsylvania has been greatly disturbed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the chaos that has resulted from the state government’s...

Newsletter: U.S. Companies Bet on China’s Economic Future

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Don’t Stop Believin’ Relations between the U.S. and China are...

Atlanta Fed: GDP is -42.8%

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta     So apparently, we have a new installment called “WTF is GDP these days?” When the BEA data said Q1 GDP was -4.8 percent, I...
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