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Don’t Mention the Virus

– June 23, 2020

“If we avoided the hysteria that eagerly thought this pandemic was either the end of globalization or the end of the human race, we all thought this would be a temporary nuisance in our lives. Instead, the virus is deceptively permanent and I don’t mean biologically. We haven’t really moved on from corona – it just lingers in our minds, sowing fear and discomfort all around us.” Joakim Book

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Economic Trends
Unemployment Drop Due to Fewer States with Lockdowns

Unemployment Drop Due to Fewer States with Lockdowns

– June 5, 2020

“The drop in unemployment is almost entirely due to drops in states with lockdowns that have indefinite end dates and states that were partially or fully open as of May 16, 2020, with a bit of the drop coming from states that never had formal lockdown orders.” ~ Abigail Devereaux

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Capitalism, Crisis, Economic Trends
The Recovery Has Begun

The Recovery Has Begun, Ahead of Schedule

– June 5, 2020

“Taken together, the most recent jobs report suggests we could see output recover to 90% or more by the end of August. That’s great news. But a complete recovery might take much longer than that.” ~ William J. Luther

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Crisis, Economic Trends
Looters, Lockdowners, and the Law

Looters, Lockdowners, and the Law

– June 3, 2020

“Based on the speed and duplicity of the news cycle, we can predict with confidence that within six months, you won’t find a single person in public life willing to defend the lockdown. And yet it was this event that laid the foundation for the rest of the tragic unfolding of events that is wrecking this country.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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Economic Trends

Doux Commerce Amidst the Stars

– June 2, 2020

“States will be the primary actors in space for the foreseeable future, if for no other reason than the existing legal framework requires it. But commerce will be the driving force behind the new space age. Production and trade will enable human flourishing in orbit and beyond, just as they have on earth.” ~ Alexander Salter

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Crisis, Economic Trends

Delayed Medical Procedures: Stories from the Front Lines

– May 30, 2020

“The issue of delayed medical care, like countless others, was never mentioned in the glorified plans that public health professionals cobbled together over the last 14 years. They also failed to account for other major consequences, such as the psychological toll of being treated like animals, or riots in the streets.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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