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As Bitter As It Is Illuminating

Co: Why did they pick you? Because you like to fight? Rambo: I’m expendable. Co: What mean expendable? Rambo: It’s like someone invites you to a party and you don’t show up. It doesn’t really matter. —Rambo: First Blood, Part II “Leave no man behind.” […]

The FDA’s War Against the Truth on Ivermectin

It’s important to address two criticisms of our work. The first is that we exaggerated the FDA’s warning on ivermectin. The second is that Merck’s stance on ivermectin proved that even the company that developed ivermectin thought that it doesn’t work for Covid-19. First, we […]

The Card Consensus

My Ph.D. Micro teacher, David Card, won the Nobel Prize last week. My best-known piece on Card examines the tension between his research on the minimum wage and his research on immigration. My most extensive discussion of his work and intellectual influence, however, appears in […]

The Gender Gap, Paid Leave Programs, and the Soviet Union

The Biden administration intends to nominate for Comptroller of the Currency a candidate who makes Senator Bernie Sanders looks like former Senator Barry Goldwater. The nominee’s name is Saule Omarova, a professor at the Cornell University Law School. Apart from wanting to regulate banks out […]

Does Lloyd Austin understand the purpose of NATO?

This tweet made me shake my head in disbelief: NATO is arguably the most successful peacekeeping alliance in all of world history. Because NATO as a whole has far more military power than the rest of the world combined, any country would be crazy to […]

Hungarian Events

1. Tomorrow, October 19, I’m virtually visiting Hungary to debate immigration with Balázs Orbán and András Kováts. Airing live at 11 AM ET, 5 PM Hungarian time. Here’s Orbán’s (not that Orbán, but they do work together) take on Facebook: 2. October 28, I’m physically […]

The Simplicity of Our System of Government

An interesting essay in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal suggests, if we go farther than the author, that “the simplicity of our system of government,” although a worthy ideal, has become a mere historical memory if not a propaganda tool for the democratic Leviathan. The story […]

Rowan Jacobsen on Truffle Hound

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