Economics

Another Round of Lockdowns in China

What’s occurring in China is brutal, but it’s not necessarily surprising. In many ways, the Chinese people have always been… Read More

January 14, 2022

Is Anyone Going to Accept Responsibility for This?

This is the model that will consume all public discussion of the pandemic response in the future: seeking but never… Read More

January 12, 2022

Canada’s Accidental Biosecurity State

The Covid policies we see today in Canada are the product of pretending for two years that Covid can be… Read More

January 9, 2022

American Happiness and the Wisdom of George Will

Will brings to mind Oxford’s Sunetra Gupta (or she brings to mind Will) when he writes that “The interconnectedness of… Read More

December 23, 2021

How to Create a Health Care Crisis

We are losing because of a losing strategy that favored force over social functioning, models over public-health wisdom, central planning… Read More

December 22, 2021

Elon Musk, Person of the Year, Radicalized by Lockdowns

There is a new spirit of resistance alive in the land, and Musk embodies it as well or better than… Read More

December 14, 2021

Their Schools Shut, So Why Not Let Teens Work?

It’s time we stop congratulating ourselves for taking away respectable professional opportunities from kids. Their lives have been utterly wrecked… Read More

December 13, 2021

Blinded by a Blizzard of Numbers: A Review of Spiegelhalter and Masters

There is much to dislike in Spiegelhalter and Masters’ book on the plague year, but considering the partisan and authoritarian… Read More

December 9, 2021

Straight Talk about the Precautionary Principle

Whenever applied, the precautionary principle needs to be challenged and stand scrutiny, to help us make decisions when there is… Read More

December 9, 2021

Why Were They So Obtuse about the Terrible Harms They Would Inflict?

It’s essential we debrief on the harm we caused – the epidemiological harm we simply displaced andconverted to economic harm… Read More

December 8, 2021

The Corruptions of Pharma as a Service

But given the corruption in American politics, in its bureaucracy, and most importantly in its media and academic establishments, is… Read More

December 7, 2021

The Economics of Focused Protection

By using general lockdowns, and by treating everyone – including school children – as being equally at risk of suffering… Read More

November 26, 2021