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My emeritus Nobel-laureate colleague Vernon Smith and his Chapman University colleague Gabriele Camera write wisely about the importance of freedom for a return to economic normalcy. A slice:

Continued lockdowns are infeasible; somebody must produce essential food and services for others.

So what kind of policy should guide the recovery phase in order to be consistent with beneficence and justice? We believe it is a policy that quickly stabilizes economic freedoms at pre-crisis levels, ruling out future open-ended closures of entire economic sectors.

Mark Perry’s graph is powerful – very powerful – evidence of the brutality of the “war on drugs people who sell and buy things that ought to be, but aren’t, legal to buy and sell.” The implications for today’s protests are, or should be, obvious.

My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy puts in a plug for Arnold Kling’s ingenious plan for how to structure covid-economy assistance from government.

George Will writes about the recent Bostock decision. As does Ilya Shapiro. As does Ilya Somin.

“Despite Rhetoric, Skilled Immigrants Drive Up Employment & Wages” – so write my Mercatus Center colleagues Dan Griswold and Jack Salmon.

GMU Econ alum Anne Bradley reviews Antony Davies’s and James Harrigan’s new book, Cooperation and Coercion: How Busybodies Became Busybullies and What That Means for Economics and Politics.

I’m always honored to be a guest on the radio show of Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson.


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