Economics professor Per Bylund makes the libertarian case for why regulation is making the Covid-19 crisis worse. He builds his case on two main examples: excessive restrictions on masks and the government’s monopoly on testing. While I agree there are multiple examples of bad laws and regulations that create unnecessary obstacles, deregulation is a partial […]
If philanthropy is BS & can taxes fix inequality? We propose a New New Deal.
Like any authentic pinata, Part 3 of The Capitalist Solution For Universal Healthcare is packed with candy and nails. So many expect so much from government, especially healthcare. But what can this monster actually deliver? A cynic (or libertarian) might say, “NOTHING!! GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK!” But you’re in luck. This is a balanced report card
Donald Trump wants to make us great again. So far, my best guesses of when exactly that was are shaky, at best: When The Dukes of Hazzard was on TV When farm work was seriously discounted When I had hair But I think I found it! Here it is: It’s when we were moving closer
You did your research. You weighed the big issues. You chose your candidate based on some combination of what’s good for your family, your country…and for comedy. Sucker. The campaigns don’t care about you. Your blue and red state votes were already counted on Day 1. In Econovation, I railed about the cartoonish amount of private cash it
The Issues He’s more progressive than Obama on social issues, but more prudent than either major party candidate on economic issues. He is pro defense, but anti-interventionist. He also defends civil liberties – unlike the President, who signed indefinite detention into law…and unlike Republicans who gave us the “Patriot” Act. (As if you’re not a
Actual US Postal Service proposal! A revolutionary reinvention of the US Post Office driven by technology. This will make you “Go Postal!”
Last Saturday, my father gave me a ride from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Not only was this a great way to get a life lecture from an all-knowing immigrant while trapped in his car, it was also a lesson in price inefficiency. Driving is a series of small decisions. The biggest one on this trip was