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My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy busts more myths about government-orchestrated paid leave. A slice:

Among the most common claims used to make the case for government provision of paid leave is that not every working woman gets paid leave, which supposedly demonstrates a market failure. Still, data show that 63% of women today have access to such leave, a 280% increase since the 1960s. The women who don’t receive this benefit are mostly lower-skilled workers with part-time and hourly jobs employed at small businesses.

Undoubtedly, these women would like to get paid to stay home after the birth of their children, yet that’s no more evidence of a market failure than is my not driving a Tesla, even though I’d like to drive one if it were free. This isn’t a reason for government to mandate paid leave (or Teslas) for all workers.

Here’s the second of Scott Winship’s brilliant Twitter threads patiently and methodically pulling the stitching out of Oren Cass’s deeply flawed Cost-of-Thriving Index.

“Capitalism isn’t broken, but populism may be on the verge of breaking it.” – This sentence opens Michael Strain’s latest essay in the Washington Post.

James Capretta argues that market-driven health care is worth the effort.

Pierre Lemieux draws three lessons from the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

We should all thank the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for rejecting PragerU’s request for government to violate YouTube’s First Amendment rights.

George Will wisely calls on the United States Supreme Court to do a Janus-decision encore.