Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet Just Destroyed Yet Another Red Carpet

How did Dune director Denis Villeneuve’s remake of the 1984 sci-fi flick turn into the must-see vogue occasion of the autumn? Blame Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet. Merely put, the co-stars are a match made in vogue heaven. Model icons in their very own proper — […]

Some Covid Links

Jay Bhattacharya tweets: Recognizing the reality of immunity after COVID-recovery is a pro-vax position. Acknowledging this fact builds credibility so people believe it when you correctly say the vax protects vs. severe disease. Pushing cruel vax mandates, on the other hand, undermines that trust. “Yale […]

Peer effects and debt accumulation: Evidence from lottery winnings

Magnus A. H. Gulbrandsen of Norges Financial institution on this attention-grabbing paper monitor the impression of lottery wins on neighborhoods: I estimate the impact of lottery winnings on friends’ debt accumulation utilizing administrative knowledge from Norway. I establish neighbors of lottery winners, and estimate a […]

Some Non-Covid Links

Phil Magness writes, in the Wall Street Journal, on the antiracist history of the school-choice movement – and the racist history of opposition to school choice. A slice: Is the school choice movement historically tainted by racism? American Federation of Teachers boss Randi Weingarten described […]

Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 95 of the late Peter Bauer’s essay “Black Africa: the Living Legacy of Dying Colonialism,” which is Chapter 6 in Bauer’s excellent 1984 book, Reality and Rhetoric: Studies in the Economics of Development: According to the perverse priorities of contemporary government, […]

Australia Committing Tyrannical Economic Suicide

If there was ever a politician who might be dragged from his chamber in a revolution, historical past would level to Daniel Andrews. Now he’s throwing anybody who opposes his authoritarian measures out of Parliament. The Western powers invaded Iraq and wished to invade Syria […]