≡ Menu

Some Links

Edward Stringham justly praises the Wall Street Journal‘s editorial stance throughout the lockdown.

Also writing sensibly about the lockdown is Conor Friedersdorf. (HT Gene Epstein) A slice:

“A prolonged depression will stunt lives as surely as any viral epidemic, and its toll will not be confined to the elderly,” Heather Mac Donald argues at Spectator USA. “The shuttering of auto manufacturing plants led to an 85 percent increase in opioid overdose deaths in the surrounding counties over seven years, according to a recent study.” Deficit spending may be necessary to keep people afloat, she continued, but the wealth that permits it could quickly evaporate. “The enormously complex web of trade, once killed, cannot be brought back to life by government stimulus. And who is going to pay for all that deficit spending as businesses close and tax revenues disappear?”

Jeffrey Tucker looks back at the polio pandemic of the mid-20th century.

Simon Lester and Huan Zhu urge sobriety for those who discuss China.

We should all breathe a sigh of relief that Dennis Prager and Tulsi Gabbard lost their suits against Google.

And we should all hope for the success of Dr. Timothy Wong.

My brilliant GMU Econ colleague Bryan Caplan makes a passionate – yet powerfully reasoned – case for paid voluntary human experimentation.