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Did the Lockdown Save Lives?
No matter how much we try to spin this in our heads, no matter how much we want to believe that something good has come out of this catastrophe, we are all going to have someday to deal with the terrible but likely reality that it was all for naught.READ MORE
Negative Interest Rates: A Free Market Phenomenon
Negative interest rates are not unnatural. They are a regular phenomenon in unregulated free markets.READ MORE
Low Mortgage Rates May Support Housing Rebound
Low mortgage rates may provide some support for housing activity following a plunge in starts and permits in April.READ MORE
The Plan to Have Red States Bail Out Blue States
My exhibit reveals a distinct, positive relationship between state politics and debts. The more a state was governed by Democrats in recent decades, the larger is its current debt burden; the more it was governed by Republicans, the smaller is its current debt load.READ MORE
Masked Lockdowns are UnAmerican
Americans don’t quarantine out of fear of viruses, nor do these rugged individualists uniformly don masks to protect themselves. Instead, Americans are the solution to whatever the problem is; always too busy and productive to be held back by shelter-in-place orders and fears of N-95 shortages.READ MORE
What Sweden Can Teach Us About the Economics of Pandemics
Sweden will have avoided the lion’s share of the enormous economic, personal, and social tragedies that societies under lockdown have imposed on themselves. From this perspective, perhaps Sweden’s strategy should be neither feared nor maligned, but emulated.READ MORE
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