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Friday assorted links

1. Megan McArdle on where Obamacare stands. 2. Exactly how weather matters for Covid spread. 3. Covid and brain tissue loss confirmed. 4. The politics of vaccines and Covid in Taiwan. 5. Chilaquiles and migas are not the same thing duh. Original Article

Celebrating the Repeal of the Corn Laws

One week from today – June 25th – is the 175th anniversary of the repeal of the corn laws. On June 25th, 1846, the Duke of Wellington persuaded the House of Lords to join the House of Commons in repealing Britain’s protective tariffs on grain […]

Some Non-Covid Links

My GMU Econ colleague Bryan Caplan was interviewed on PBS about his book (illustrated by Zach Weinersmith), Open Borders. My Mercatus Center colleague Liya Palagashvili moderated this discussion, on immigration, among Chandran Kukathas, Alex Nowrasteh, Adam Cox, and Robert Krol. GMU Econ student Agustin Forzani […]

Rising Inflation: The New Normal?

Union Budget- and Its promises February 3, 2021 The Economic TranscriptOriginal Article

It’s Time to Open the Canada-US Border

When infection rates in two areas are similar the argument for closing borders is weak. Canadian and US infection rates are now similar and both countries are highly vaccinated by world standards. The arguments for not opening are mostly psychological, a fear of foreigners. As […]

The Week Ahead – ‘Transitory’ is the Word to Contain Sell-Off

EURUSD tanks on US taper hint The US dollar surged after the Fed signaled two potential rate hikes in 2023. The central bank’s switch to a hawkish stance came in sooner than expected and took markets by surprise. The next logical step would be to […]

StockWatch: Wall Street Banks Push for Return to Work

Some CEOs of Wall Street’s top investment banks are expecting all employees to be back at the office by the end of the year. Top chiefs have stated ‘if you can go to a restaurant in New York City, you can come into the office’. […]

Caplan on Open Borders

A good interview. I take it personally, however, when Bryan says “it’s bad for me when we let in foreign economists.” 🙁 Do buy Bryan’s excellent graphic non-fiction on these questions. Original Article

USDCHF Eyeing 0.935 Following Zigzag Completion

The current USDCHF formation suggests that the bullish intervening wave x of a cycle degree has completed. Then the market began to move in a downward direction within the cycle actionary wave z. Most likely, wave z will be simple in shape and will have […]

Some Covid Links

GMU Econ alum Dan Mitchell supplies further evidence of the recklessness and irresponsibility of politicians – recklessness and irresponsibility that, clearly, are not necessarily tempered during times of crises. Here’s more wisdom and a wise warning from my GMU Econ colleague Bryan Caplan. A slice: […]