Regulation

Keyhole Solutions: The Song

When you do a Jack Stafford podcast, he writes and records an original song inspired by the interview. Are you ready for “Keyhole Solutions: The Song”? No joke! P.S. The actual podcast is here. Original Article

Is Amazon a Corporate Mother Teresa?

Amazon is in many ways a fascinating company and deserves to be defended against most of its mainstream critics. However, it would be simplistic to explain its campaign for a $15 federally-imposed minimum wage by identifying it with a corporate Mother Teresa. Its more obvious […]

Tendentious Editorializing

Here’s a letter to the Washington Post: Editor: Your criticism of Texas governor Greg Abbott’s decision to end statewide lockdowns is tendentious (“Greg Abbott is endangering the health of Texas and beyond,” March 3). You ignore the evidence that lockdowns are ineffective at stopping coronavirus […]

MikeRowe Economics

In this video, John Stossel talks with Mike Rowe about so-called “essential workers.” Comments Original Article

Some Non-Covid Links

Jason Riley asks: Why did Amazon cancel Justice Clarence Thomas? A slice: The documentary began airing on PBS in May 2020 and streaming on Amazon in October. But it was taken down by Amazon on Feb. 8, according to the director, Michael Pack, and he […]

Some Covid Links

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lifts mask mandate and reopens the state 100 percent! People still living under lockdown are in abusive relationships with their governments. (Some governments, like some spouses, are more abusive than others. But any government that restricts the normal range of activities […]

Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 3 of Thomas Sowell’s 1993 collection, Is Reality Optional?: If safety fanatics are allowed to kill the goose that lays the golden egg, that can also kill people. Already safety crusades are cracking down on the “pollution” of waterways involving traces […]

The Wisdom of Walter E. Williams

From 35 years ago is this lecture by my late, great colleague – and much-missed dear friend – Walter Williams. Comments Original Article

I Hereby Resign as an Expert on Systemic Racism

Many of the comments on my post yesterday, “Bernie Sanders, Minimum Wage, and Systemic Racism,” March 1, were particularly good. They have convinced me that I need to walk back some of the things I said. Like most people, I hate to admit that I’m […]

Investors and Regulators Can Both Fall for Platform Bubbles

In current discussions of technology markets, few words are heard more often than “platform.” Initial public offering (IPO) prospectuses use “platform” to describe a service that is bound to dominate a digital market. Antitrust regulators use “platform” to describe a service that dominates a digital […]