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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 56 of my late, great colleague Walter Williams’s 2011 book, Race & Economics (original emphasis): The minimum-wage law has imposed incalculable harm on the most disadvantaged members of our society. The absence of work opportunities for many black youngsters does not […]

Causes of the sex drought

Among young men, declines in drinking frequency, an increase in computer gaming, and the growing percentage who coreside with their parents all contribute significantly to the decline in casual sex. The authors find no evidence that trends in young adults’ economic circumstances, internet use, or […]

A Discussion about Lockdowns

Freddie Sayers and Unherd TV host this discussion featuring Tory MP Charles Walker and Lord David Blunkett of the Labour Party. Comments Original Article

Tuesday assorted links

1. Berk’s deep dive into the male/female seminar questions paper. For women there is a hostile question every twelve seminars, so might they, at least in this regard, be treated in a more friendly manner than I have been? And what is the measure of […]

Some Non-Covid Links

Wall Street Journal columnist Holman Jenkins decries the intellectual state of humanity these days. A slice: Especially but not exclusively on the left, it seems bad form nowadays, and even evidence of some kind of guilt, to subject any passionately-made claim to cool examination. Consider […]

Dan Klein on Adam Smith on Slavery

My colleague Dan Klein – one of the finest living scholars of Adam Smith – discusses the Great Scot’s analysis of, and attitude toward, slavery. Comments Original Article

The English Data Support First Doses First

A new study from Public Health England shows that both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine work well from the first dose. If that sounds familiar it’s because the results are similar to those found in Scotland. The results cover all adults in England aged 70 […]

Canada Moves to First Doses First

The Canadian province of British Columbia has moved to First Doses First (as I suggested they would) with a four month (not three as in Great Britain) delay on the second dose. Quebec is already using FDF. I believe that the rest of Canada will […]

Some Covid Links

Art Carden is correct: There are indeed libertarians in a pandemic – and even in pandemics, governments do not operate as econ textbooks presume. A slice: As we approach the second year of the two-week flattening of the infection curve, the simple points Cochrane makes […]

Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 249 of Thomas Sowell’s December 2008 column, “Freedom and the Left,” as this column is reprinted in Sowell’s 2010 collection, Dismantling America: Most people on the left are not opposed to freedom. They are just in favor of all sorts of […]