Can We Talk About Something Else Now?

– June 12, 2020

“We might, as the protesters I heard on the radio, remember that other things matter too, that one type of risk must be balanced by the harms of another, that risk-mitigating policies be proportionate to the damage, that few things warrant the wholesale closing of commerce and civil society.” ~ Joakim Book


Let the Unemployment Benefits Expire

– June 10, 2020

“The bottom line is that everyone needs to take a deep breath and let the unemployment insurance expansions expire. People, sensible adults that they are, will then naturally return to their lives and jobs.” ~ Vernonique de Rugy


On Shocking Job Losses, the Worst May Be Over (Video)

– May 8, 2020

Roughly 33.5 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the seven weeks since the coronavirus began forcing millions of companies to close their doors and slash their workforces. Here I join Karen Tso, Steve Sedgwick, and Julianna Tatelbaum from CNBC “Street Signs” to discuss the U.S. economy.


Peter Navarro Has Got to Go

– April 8, 2020

To Navarro, the answer to every question is always and everywhere erecting barriers to the production of others. To say he amazingly believes something is to pretend a lot of thinking informs what he says. Probably not.


The Unthinkable Cruelty and Inhumanity of the Coerced Shutdown

– March 28, 2020

While the 350 laid off oyster workers will likely receive very little severance, along with no assurance of future employment, those in the employ of the federal government get paid for all of their time off, health benefits, seniority income gains, you name it


Labor Unions, RIP

– December 21, 2019

“Beaucoup de trafic!” the Uber driver sighed with exasperation, looking at me in the back seat via the rear view mirror. I nodded and shrugged; before arriving in Paris early this week, I had been warned about la grève — the widespread strikes in respo …