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In two very short videos – here and here, and each with a focus on Florida – Ivor Cummins further debunks the notion that lockdowns are an effective means of combatting Covid-19.

The Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal rightly hopes that the U.S. Supreme Court will continue to rein in the dictatorial powers now exercised by many state and local government “leaders.” Here’s the conclusion:

Americans have put up with a lot this year to limit the spread of Covid. But too often Governors have imposed arbitrary restrictions without respect for the Constitution or common sense. The Supreme Court’s heightened scrutiny is welcome.

In conversation, my friend Lyle Albaugh frequently points out that by feverishly opposing in-person opening of K-12 schools, U.S. teachers’ unions reveal that so-called “teachers” have no real interest in teaching. This essay by Robby Soave is strong evidence for Lyle’s insight. A slice:

Given this reality, it would be more accurate to say that the push to keep schools closed is racist and sexist—though the root cause of the continuing closures is not racism or sexism, but rather the tremendous political power of teachers unions, who have lobbied district officials to stick with virtual education even as other essential employees return to work. Public school teachers, after all, continue to receive a paycheck regardless, which means their union has very little incentive to take any risk whatsoever, no matter how substandard the quality of remote education might be.

Wall Street Journal columnist Andy Kessler rightly bemoans the Keynesian belief in the miracle of multipliers. A slice:

But no matter, expect multiplier talk to, er, multiply. The Biden team already has gnomes busy at work sharpening their pencils finding new and innovative ways to raise taxes to spend on green and other favored projects, without having to pass new laws in a potentially divided Congress.

Roger Ream remembers Walter Williams.

David Henderson recalls the first time he met Walter Williams.

Joakim Book offers a valuable lesson in labor economics.