By James Corbett Have you entered a store without the mandated mask affixed to your face? Visited a friend in violation of a lockdown order? Frequented a New York bar that didn't offer "substantive" food to go with your beer? Congratulations! You're a thought criminal! And here's the best part: There are more thought criminals being born every day! What am I … [Read more...] about Rejoice! The Agora is Growing!
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By Kerry McDonald As schools and districts across the country finalize back-to-school plans amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some parents are instead choosing independent homeschooling. My inbox has been filling lately with messages from parents who may never before have considered homeschooling but are worried about their children’s potential exposure to the virus at … [Read more...] about Get Ready to Homeschool This Fall — Here’s a Checklist
By Peter C. Earle On the 31st of July — just a few short days away — the six month anniversary of the WHO Declaration of a Global Health Emergency will arrive. And while there are many dates which could serve as the starting point for the start of the crisis, this one seems particularly appropriate: it is shortly thereafter that epidemiologists began plying the quantitative … [Read more...] about Computer Models Can’t Substitute for Real Life
By Brad Polumbo The debate over expanded unemployment benefits has proven particularly fractious, given that the $2 trillion CARES Act Congress passed in March set up a broken economic system where nearly 70 percent of the unemployed can get paid more in benefits while staying home than they would make by going back to work. Yet as important as the ramifications of this … [Read more...] about Runaway Fraud Plagues the Massive Unemployment Program Congress Is About to Extend, Report Finds
By Donald J. Boudreaux There are three ways that a worker – call him Joe – can legitimately be said to be underpaid. One way – the way that is identified in modern economics textbooks – is for Joe’s pay (wage plus fringe benefits) to be below the value of his marginal product (“VMP”). If Joe is one of four janitors employed by Acme Inc. and is – like his co-workers – paid … [Read more...] about Three Ways that Workers Can Be Underpaid