By Jeffrey A. Tucker The idea of a full lockdown of society in the event of a pandemic first emerged as an extremist proposal in 2006, issued by a computer scientist as part of George W. Bush’s preparations for biowarfare. It provoked a fierce response by the world’s leading epidemiologist Donald Henderson and his colleagues. That proposal, issued by Robert Glass under the … [Read more...] about The 2007 Origins of Forced School Closings and Mandatory Human Separation
By Jeffrey A. Tucker It’s been a remarkable year in economics. Here are my personal picks for the top ten economic trends of this year and next. 1. The Chinese model of political economy is under pressure. Two years ago, there was a growing consensus that China had it right: free enterprise with totalitarian political control. Matters of changed. The protests in Hong … [Read more...] about Top Ten Economic Trends This Year and Next
By Jeffrey A. Tucker Not for at least six months or so had I been in an airport. It was my choice. The trains are just too wonderful: no scans, solid internet at no extra charge, large seats, glorious scenery. There is a nice code of etiquette that emerges organically from passengers; it’s not piped in over loudspeakers. You get one announcement at each stop and nothing … [Read more...] about One Hundred Exhortations: Why We Hate Airports
By Jeffrey A. Tucker The latest survey of small business contains a surprise. Or maybe it is not a surprise if you are or know a small business owner. Over the last six years, the concerns of taxes and regulations are being eclipsed by a new number-one concern: the lack of quality in the workforce. Now, what does quality in staffing mean? It could mean skills. In the … [Read more...] about What Vexes Small Business More than Taxes and Regulations?
By Jeffrey A. Tucker Two nutritionists (Dariush Mozaffarian and Dan Glickman) have sounded the alarm about the American diet, saying bluntly what most of us know intuitively to be true: Americans are sick — much sicker than many realize. More than 100 million adults — almost half the entire adult population — have pre-diabetes or diabetes. Cardiovascular disease afflicts … [Read more...] about More Force Won’t Fix the American Diet