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.


Problems With COVID-19 Science (Video)

– May 5, 2020

What can economics tell us about modeling the policy response to pandemics? In this interview we discuss the role of interdisciplinary insights into public health policy, scrutinize the coronavirus models, and explore the challenges with accurately forecasting disease transmission.


Seminar with Edward Stringham, Knut Wittkowski, David Henderson, and Bill Luddy (Video)

– April 24, 2020

The American Institute for Economic Research held a live seminar with Knut Wittkowski, David Henderson, and Bill Luddy. The topic: whether we have to choose between health and wealth. https://youtu.be/rV8W3yIDkoA


Liberate America from this Draconian Lockdown (Video)

– April 19, 2020

You can’t mitigate a disease by destroying the people’s liberty and property. The costs of the shutdown have been unspeakably high and get worse by the day. Those costs must be considered alongside those of Covid-19 itself.


Why Does the Once-Richest Economy in the World Have a PPE Shortage? (Video)

– April 16, 2020

Protectionism with the twist of #COVIDー19 is a very toxic combination, especially in the medical supply trade. When there is a shortage of medical supplies, going out of our way to make them more expensive will hurt people.


Virtual Seminars on the World Crisis (Video)

– April 15, 2020

If there is one lesson we should learn it is that diseases should be managed as medical matters, not opportunities for politicians and regulators to try out their theories and powers on the rest of the population.