Truth-seeking & ideology

Lord Sumption on Covid Derangement Syndrome

Freddie Sayers, of UnHerd TV, talks with the wise and liberal Lord Sumption. Do watch. Comments Original Article

Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 10 of the late Harvard historian Richard Pipes’s marvelous 1999 volume, Property and Freedom: But men who take pride in their pragmatism often follow trails cleared by idealists. Comments Original Article

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Joe Rogan on the Derangement of Lockdowns

Magnitudes more good sense is conveyed in this ten-minute-long conversation between Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Joe Rogan than is conveyed in any randomly chosen ten-million-word segment from the media, from government’s public-health “experts, and from typical politicians simultaneously intoxicated with new-found powers and quaking like […]

Some Covid Link

Jacob Sullum reports on the inaccurate and over-the-top hysterical fear-mongering sparked by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s loosening of Covid-19 restrictions. Jordan Schachtel understands that Abbott, along with the other governors who are less tyrannical than are the strongmen in states such as California and New […]

Quotation of the Day…

… is from Edmund Burke’s 1765(?) Tracts Relative to the Laws against Popery in Ireland: Let me add that the great inlet by which a colour for oppression has entered into the world, is by one man’s pretending to determine concerning the happiness of another, […]

Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 335 of the “Random Thoughts” section of Thomas Sowell’s 2010 book, Dismantling America: Some people are so busy being clever that they don’t have time enough to be wise. Comments Original Article

Walter Williams and Me On the Minimum Wage

In the March 13th, 2012, edition of the Wall Street Journal, Walter Williams and I had an op-ed on the minimum wage. Walter did not often write with others; I’m very proud that he agreed to write this piece with me. I believe that I […]

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 […]