People Should be “Seething Mad” Over COVID – And Much More
“The government’s authoritarian COVID policies are just the most visible proof that it’s a terrible idea to turn anything of importance over to government control.” ~ George LeefREAD MORE
Silicon Valley Bank: Bespoke, Woke, and Restoked?
“In a chorus which has become familiar, the S&P 500 futures just leapt upward, as the dollar fell with equal fervor. Relief for equities, a snub to the greenback. At 7:45pm EDT on an otherwise quiet Sunday night in March, this is what that kicking the can down the road looks like.” ~ Peter C. EarleREAD MORE
Has the Discount Window Mystery been Solved?
“We won’t know for another twelve or fourteen months whether Silicon Valley Bank (or any of the other banks being thrown overboard today) were the ones borrowing at the Fed’s discount window. But it is increasingly likely that whatever firm(s) it was, exigency was the driver.” ~ Peter C. EarleREAD MORE
Hospitalized With, or Hospitalized For?
“It has been three years. Isn’t it about time we got more accurate data on COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths?” ~ Jon SandersREAD MORE
Apres Biden, Le Deluge: When the Republican Party Gives Up Entitlement Reform
“Even the Biden Treasury Department labels the present financial path as ‘unsustainable.’ Refusing to look at so-called entitlements, most importantly Medicare and Social Security, ensures growing outlays, deficits, and debt.” ~ Doug BandowREAD MORE
Will Federal Spending Be Brought Under Control?
“Will Congress actually cut spending? History suggests not. Economic historian Robert Higgs invented the term ‘ratchet effect’ to describe the way that government growth after a crisis tends to be locked in: the size of government never retreats to what it was before the crisis.” ~ Jason SorensREAD MORE
Lust for Power is More Dangerous Than Climate Claims
“In the face of growing regulatory risks to our preferred ways of life, the least we can do is see the perpetual crisis narratives for what they are: a tool to legitimize dangerous increases in the size and scope of government.” ~ David WaughREAD MORE
Debt Ceiling Theater, The 2023 Revival
“We deserve exactly the government we have insisted upon for all these years. We also deserve the heavy price that will come for our own irresponsibility in repeatedly re-electing this troupe. No partisan theater will ever sugarcoat that.” ~ Antony Davies & James R. HarriganREAD MORE
Who Committed PPP Fraud?
“Rather than use the misconduct of four companies to lash out at an entire industry, Congress should acknowledge how the government itself facilitated fraud in the PPP.” ~ Nicholas AnthonyREAD MORE
Reddy or Not, Winter Is Coming
“Any time, but especially in the depths of the cold, electricity consumers must still be able to count on electricity ‘always there/with lots of power to spare’ as they have for 100 years.” ~ Jon SandersREAD MORE
Twitter Files Confirm Censorship of the Great Barrington Declaration
“Thanks to Musk releasing the Twitter files to Weiss and Taibbi, we have more insight into Twitter’s internal censorship policies. Unfortunately, until the NIH releases more information, the Twitter Files raise more questions than answers.” ~ Phillip W. Magness & David WaughREAD MORE
Here Is How the FDA Made the RSV Wave More Dangerous
“As a result of the FDA’s warning letter, the latest version of the Smart Sock no longer monitors an infant’s heart or lungs. The FDA drove parents’ best option to carefully monitor their baby’s vital organ function off the market.” ~ Raymond J. MarchREAD MORE