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COVID Prevention and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Douglas Allen of Simon Fraser University has a working paper that builds on “Life-Years Lost: The Quantity and the Quality,” one of my blog posts from last year. Most of his paper critiques other researchers’ cost-benefit analyses of COVID policy, but Allen spends a whole […]

Epicurious’s Beef with Beef

Last week, the cooking website Epicurious announced via Twitter that they are “cutting out beef…this isn’t a vendetta against cows or people who eat them. It’s a shift about sustainability; not anti-beef but pro-planet.” The standout response from someone (and I’m guessing here) who likes […]

California State Government Will Lose Big from Capital Gains Tax Increase

President Biden has proposed raising the top federal tax rate on long-term capital gains from its current level of 20 percent to 39.6 percent. The rate would apply to people with income of $1 million a year or more. There are many good reasons to […]

A crazy idea: Tell the truth

Whenever I have advocated a different Covid vaccine policy, people tell me that there was a risk that my ideas would lead to a loss of confidence among the public. This never made sense to me. Wouldn’t the public have more confidence in authorities if […]

Despite or Because of?

The unemployment [rate] was expected to fall to 5.8% and the economy was predicted to add 978,000 jobs, but that didn’t happen despite mass vaccinations and government stimulus…. not by a long shot. So writes Matt Margolis in “Biden Bust: Unemployment Rate Up, Numbers ‘Way […]

Market Insights Podcast (Episode 193)

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Week Ahead – Dollar declines after massive payrolls miss; Focus shifts to inflation

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NZD up on Inflation Expect., soft US NFP

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NFP React: Huge NFP Miss sends Treasury yields on rollercoaster ride, Stocks rally, Dollar drops,

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