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Friday assorted links

1. Megan McArdle on where Obamacare stands. 2. Exactly how weather matters for Covid spread. 3. Covid and brain tissue loss confirmed. 4. The politics of vaccines and Covid in Taiwan. 5. Chilaquiles and migas are not the same thing duh. Original Article

Celebrating the Repeal of the Corn Laws

One week from today – June 25th – is the 175th anniversary of the repeal of the corn laws. On June 25th, 1846, the Duke of Wellington persuaded the House of Lords to join the House of Commons in repealing Britain’s protective tariffs on grain […]

Chinese Direct Foreign Investment Declines Sharply

Chinese language funding abroad really scored a 13-year low in 2020 because of COVID and the rising tensions of financial uncertainty because the West tries to stress China to affix the Nice Reset. Even the pandemic-related journey restrictions curtailed put an enormous barrier to international […]

We Can 99% Guarantee You’ve Never Seen a Cutout Skirt Like Kendall Jenner’s

Half one of many Holding Up With the Kardashians reunion aired Thursday evening, and although we have been enthralled by the flood of revelations the well-known household unpacked with Andy Cohen, we could not assist however really feel barely distracted by Kendall Jenner’s outfit. The […]

Some Non-Covid Links

My GMU Econ colleague Bryan Caplan was interviewed on PBS about his book (illustrated by Zach Weinersmith), Open Borders. My Mercatus Center colleague Liya Palagashvili moderated this discussion, on immigration, among Chandran Kukathas, Alex Nowrasteh, Adam Cox, and Robert Krol. GMU Econ student Agustin Forzani […]

International Sushi Day: 9 Insanely Delicious (And Healthy!) Sushi Recipes

Eating out for sushi generally is a actual indulgence if you find yourself on a weight reduction plan. Between the deep-fried tempura and sugary sauces, a number of the hottest rolls can spell full weight loss plan sabotage. The excellent news is which you can […]

It’s Time to Open the Canada-US Border

When infection rates in two areas are similar the argument for closing borders is weak. Canadian and US infection rates are now similar and both countries are highly vaccinated by world standards. The arguments for not opening are mostly psychological, a fear of foreigners. As […]

Caplan on Open Borders

A good interview. I take it personally, however, when Bryan says “it’s bad for me when we let in foreign economists.” 🙁 Do buy Bryan’s excellent graphic non-fiction on these questions. Original Article

10 Friday AM Reads

My end of week morning train WFH reads: • Crypto Die-Hards Built a $90 Billion Wall Street on the Internet Automated protocols running on the internet are paying traders to provide liquidity for unregulated, decentralized markets. (Businessweek) • How to Have a Roaring 2020s (Without […]

1935 Auburn 851 Speedster

Another Spring cabriolet for open-air driving: The Auburn Speedster was a powerful, affordable, stylish car. The design was gorgeous, Art deco influenced, with sweeping body lines. It featured the streamlined boat tail body, and (aluminum or chrome?) exhaust pipes on the passenger side, immense curvaceous […]