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The Origin of SARS-Cov-2

SARS-CoV-2 has a very unusual feature: it is surprisingly good at infecting a particular type of cell that has what is known as an angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 receptor. Some other animals have ACE2 receptors, but SARS-CoV-2 works much better in human or human-like ACE2 receptors. […]

Defending Populism?

The Spring issue of Regulation contains my review of an interesting book by historian Donald Critchlow, In Defense of Populism. In his view, the different waves of left-wing and right-wing populism in America were useful social movements. A few short excerpts from my review: [Critchlow] […]

How Dikembe Mutombo’s Career Illustrates the Case for Free Trade

Finally, when Dikembe Mutombo came to Georgetown University in 1987, what was his career plan? Answer: to become a doctor and return to the Congo and help his people, who badly needed doctors. But then Georgetown Hoyas basketball coach John Thompson recruited Mutombo to play […]

Free Parking

What if where you park, and how much you do or don’t pay for it, could benefit your community it multiple ways? How can cities and communities create a sustainable way of dealing with the supply and demand of free parking or metered parking? In […]

Week Ahead – Dollar rally accelerates on Hawkish Fed

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Market Insights Podcast (Episode 208)

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US Close: Hawkish Bullard sinks stocks, Oil higher as US output to remain low, Gold stumbles after Bullard, Crypto sinks

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Oil edges lower, gold claws back with gains

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