On Inflation

Here’s a letter to Politico. Editor: Victoria Guida offers the following as a reason for the 1970s’ double-digit inflation rates: “double-income households as women entered the workforce in droves” (“Why big-spending Biden can shrug off GOP warnings of inflation,” April 12). She’s mistaken. Inflation is […]

From the Comments…

… on my open letter to Tyler Cowen is this gem from my and Tyler’s great Nobel-laureate emeritus colleague Vernon Smith (who is 94 years old): I am in the vulnerable older group. For over a year, when I go out I wear a double […]

Beware of Vaccine-Passport Peddlers

In my most-recent column for AIER I advise wariness of vaccine-passport peddlers – and conclude by lamenting how differently different people see today’s world. A slice: Thus I lost sleep. I lay awake wondering if I’m losing my grip on reality. I asked myself if […]

A Panel With the Co-authors of the Great Barrington Declaration

Organized by Dr. Kulvinder Karr Gill and hosted by Dr. Richard Schabas, this recent discussion with Profs. Jay Bhattacharya, Sunetra Gupta, and Martin Kulldorff – the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration – is excellent. (A full transcript of this discussion is available here.) Comments […]

Some Covid Links

The U.S. Supreme Court, in Tandon v. Newsom, prevents the Covidocracy from squelching at least some First Amendment rights. Unfortunately, in Canada the Covidocracy is less constrained in battering religious freedoms. Britain is no longer a free country: Pubs and bars face fines or the […]

Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 311 of my late, great colleague Walter Williams’s 2015 book, American Contempt for Liberty, which is a collection of many of Walter’s columns and essays; this quotation specifically is from Walter’s October 16th, 2010, syndicated column, “Invisible Victims”: FDA officials have […]

Dan Klein’s Open Letter to Tyler Cowen

My colleague Dan Klein wrote this open letter to our mutual colleague Tyler Cowen. I share it here: Dear Tyler, Like Don, I am distressed by your recent blog post disparaging the Great Barrington Declaration. Don quotes the 509 fine words authored by Drs. Jay […]

An Open Letter to Tyler Cowen on The Great Barrington Declaration

Tyler, When I caught notice of your most-recent effort to explain your disparagement of the Great Barrington Declaration I was prepared to find myself in respectful disagreement with the substance of at least some of your objections. But what I found instead is a surprising […]

Some Non-Covid Links

Danusha Goska eloquently exposes the illogic, hypocrisy, and evil of wokism. (HT Tim Townsend) A slice: Woke condemns being “nice” and “polite.” Niceness and politeness were invented by white men to support patriarchy and white supremacy. Robin DiAngelo points out that “niceness” is merely a […]

Some Covid Links

“When police start raiding our churches, you know the revolution has begun” – so writes Peter Hitchens. A slice: So why, of all the places in London, on all the days of the year, was this one targeted on Good Friday? I don’t think much […]