Quotation of the Day…

… is from U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Frank Murphy’s concurring opinion in the 1943 case Hirabayashi v. United States (320 U.S. 81); I learned of this quotation from Robert Higgs’s July 1987 Reason article titled “In the Name of Emergency,” which is reprinted in […]

A Weak Hypothetical In Support of Tyranny

Here’s a letter to the Washington Post: Editor: Leana Wen proposes that people’s freedom to go about the ordinary affairs of life continue to be restricted until and unless there’s a “requirement for proof of vaccination” (“The CDC shouldn’t have removed restrictions without requiring proof […]

Some Covid Links

Note: Recent relaxation of mask mandates in the U.S. hopefully signals at least a beginning to the end of Covid Derangement Syndrome. Further sense, for me, that we might finally be escaping this madness came when I dined on Thursday evening at a restaurant on […]

Quotation of the Day…

… is from pages 53-54 of the 2009 edition of the incomparable H.L. Mencken’s 1926 book, Notes on Democracy: The fact is that liberty, in any true sense, is a concept that lies quite beyond the reach of the inferior man’s mind. He can imagine […]

The Week Ahead: Diamond vs. Paper Hands

NAS 100 consolidates as panic selling slows down Tech stocks were among the hardest hit when investors feared the era of cheap money may end sooner than later, and along with it the breakneck rise of growth sectors. However, the sell-off could turn out to […]

“Maybe What People Are Calling ‘the New Normal’ Was In Fact Normal All Along”

I fear that Dan Hannan is correct. Comments Original Article

Some Covid Links

Robby Soave rightly says that “Local officials should end most pandemic restrictions immediately”: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks or engage in social distancing while outdoors or indoors. CDC […]

StockWatch: Alibaba Drops Over 5%

Alibaba posted its first operating loss as a public company as an antitrust fine it received last month weighed on its earnings. eBay will start offering loans to businesses that sell through its marketplace in the UK, pitting the e-commerce group against high street banks. […]

Biden’s Latest Spending Plan: More Inflation?

The Biden administration has or is planning to get approval for spending a total of $6.0T in additional spending this year. This is on top of the regular budget. It also comes after around $9.7T of monetary expansion under the last year of the Trump […]

Canadian dollar higher ahead of Manufacturing Sales

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