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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 […]

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

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

Peter Lynch is the GOAT

Source: Bloomberg Who is the GOAT? What investor is your pick for the “greatest of all time”? Many people will say Warren Buffett, whose annual letter came out this weekend. If the category were best AND longest-tenured investor, I’d agree with you. If your metric […]

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 […]

10 Tuesday AM Reads

My post-rally, Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • What If Interest Rates Don’t Matter as Much as We Think? Just because stocks have done fine when rates have risen in the past doesn’t mean it will happen in the future. But interest rate levels, in […]

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 […]

Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 81 of Thomas Sowell’s 1993 collection, Is Reality Optional?: Running left-wing movements has always been the prerogative of spoiled rich kids. This pattern goes all the way back to the days when an over-indulged and affluent young man named Karl Marx […]

Is Bernie Sanders Working Undercover for Racists?

My late, great colleague Walter Williams would have put the following point far more eloquently than I do in this letter to the Wall Street Journal: Editor: Suppose that a KKK Grand Wizard is caught on tape squawking out the following: “Compared to white workers, […]