The Profit Motive

Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is another intentional repeat. On January 19th, 2014, I chose as the “Quotation of the Day” a passage from Daniel Webster’s 1818 argument before the U.S. Supreme Court during a hearing preceding the Court issuing its famous decision in Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819) […]

Coleman Hughes Is Justly Very Critical of Ibram X. Kendi

(HT Dan Klein) Comments Original Article

Some Covid Links

Jeffrey Tucker celebrates Texas’s emancipation from Covid tyranny. Martin Kulldorff defends Ontario physician Kulvinder Kaur Gill against attempts by Canadian medical authorities to intimidate her into quieting her protest against lockdowns. Wall Street Journal columnist Allysia Finley writes of vindication for Florida governor Ron DeSantis. […]

Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 190 of Deirdre McCloskey’s and Alberto Mingardi’s excellent 2020 book, The Myth of the Entrepreneurial State: In planning the program of the economy – or the program of art or science or architecture or craft work or social customs – the […]

Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 194 of Deirdre McCloskey’s and Alberto Mingardi’s excellent 2020 book, The Myth of the Entrepreneurial State (footnotes deleted; links added): The Good Roads movement in the US in the 1920s, for example, was meant, as its motto had it, to “get […]

Taking It Back

One of my most trusted friends, a person deeply thoughtful and in possession always of impeccable judgment, contacted me about this post of mine from yesterday. My friend – despite being someone who shares my horror at Covid tyranny – believes that my post is […]

Some Covid Links

The Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal rightly decries what it calls “the perpetual Covid crisis.” A slice: But liberals [that is, “Progressives”] and their public health friends don’t seem to want the pandemic to end—ever. Some lockdown advocates are warning that myriad new […]

Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 51 of the 2003 Barnes & Noble Collector’s Library edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic 1850 novel, The Scarlet Letter: Why should he work for his living here, or go to dig gold in California, when he is so soon to be […]

Lockdown Tyranny

Those of you who doubt that Covid Derangement Syndrome doesn’t fuel police-state brutality – those of you who remain silent amidst the tyranny unleashed in the name of “protecting” people from Covid-19 – please watch this video of a young woman being arrested recently in […]

Some Non-Covid Links

My emeritus Nobel-laureate colleague, Vernon Smith writes with Lynne Kiesling about how – as their headline puts it – “Texas electricity regulators can use markets to make the grid more reliable.” Inu Manak and Scott Lincicome argue – quite correctly – that national security is […]