Gee, wouldn't that be swell. (I won't hold my breath, though.)
I think school choice is a winning issue for conservatives. Big time.
Economist Steve Landsburg offers an explanation for the covid panic.
(Reuters states that Landsburg's claim about Woodstock happening during an earlier flue pandemic is mostly wrong.)
Well, no surprise here.
Because of socialism now pervading medicine in the U.S., many of my doctor colleagues have seen their income plummeting, volume of patients skyrocketing, and ability to practice quality medicine severely degraded. So some have recently shifted to "concierge"-type practice, where the liberty of capitalism may regain some life. Here, patients pay about $2,000 a year to join the practice and supplement the payments from insurance or Medicare, which are so low that they cannot sustain a medical practice. This guarantees a reasonable profit for each patient. Such profit is, as always, the main driving force, the powerful incentive for excellence, high quality, and fine customer service.
I agree with Joanne Jacobs: the covid scare will be a boon for home schooling.
I hadn't run across the phrase "double bind" before, let alone "Kafkatrap".
A double bind is a social science term for “heads I win, tails you lose.”
An attorney representing Google argues that if Denny's satisfies the criterion for being a monopoly, there's a whole lot of monopolies in this country. (Spoiler: there isn't.)
Matt Taibbi, who nobody could confuse with a deplorable conservative--"The saving grace of the right used to be that it was too stupid to rule"--eviscerates the recent attempts by the Left to fight racism with . . . a lot more racism. ("Diversity through segregation” . . . ha!)
Related: "Harrison Bergeron University".
Yet another excellent piece by Arnold Kling. Deftly summarizes the last 60 years of macroeconomic analysis, where the analysis is now, and where the analysis should go. No high-powered math or econometrics. Just careful observation, careful thought, combined with the soundest of economic principles.
Discusses a new book, Lights Out: Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric I'd like to read. Jack Welch was a considered a "legend," one of the absolute best managers of the 20th century. But what happened immediately after he left casts at least some doubt on his accomplishments.