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End of cities – end of civilization?

The days are short and dark. Over at Agora, Jim Rickard has published his end-of-year commentary. Here is his blurb from his frequent email. The End Of Cities Means The End Of Economic Growth. We’re Getting There We’ve all seen … Continue reading

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The nasty nature of the minimum wage and other do-gooder ideas

I was recently reminded of a point made by esteemed economist (the late) Walter E. Williams, concerning the impact of the minimum wage laws on young black Americans’ employment. At the time he wrote, black youth employment was four times … Continue reading

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Wyoming’s rest area crisis (Part II)

Last week, the State of Wyoming suddenly closed a quarter of its rest areas on Interstates and other highways. Traveling through Wyoming on Friday the 19th, we saw some immediate results as my family passed three of the closed rest … Continue reading

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Tales from the West – Crisis and conflict today

Thanks to business, my family and other business associates and I have been able to travel through several states, and it is clear that the Lockdown is far from over, even in the West.  And that economic impacts are continuing … Continue reading

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The dangers and results of COVID-19

This came from a non-christian and non-libertarian correspondent, but I think it is important to share this in several ways.  Corporal  Rory Hamill will never be reported as a victim of COVID-19, but he is very much one.  No, let … Continue reading

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Biggest victims of the novel Coronavirus: #2 is the economy

Not jut the American economy, but the world economy, has been severely damaged by the Pandemic Panic. Not the virus or the disease itself, but the reaction to it. Severely damaged and even destroyed. In the Fifty States right now, … Continue reading

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Just a reminder – power corrupts

NOTE: This was supposed to be a commentary that didn’t deal directly with the Beer Flu Panic (COVID-19 Pandemic). But it seems to be impossible to avoid it. Power corrupts. And the more power, the more corruption. A process we … Continue reading

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Small communities can deal with catastrophe now and in the future

As many of us have pointed out, the danger with novel coronavirus (Beer Flu) is NOT the 0.1 and 1.0 percent death rate (or the even lower rates now stated by some epidemiology experts) , or the 5-10 percent severe … Continue reading

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Upping the ante … economically and politically

The spreading of panic for political purposes is in full gear. On this Monday morning we need to remember priorities: Protect yourself from getting sick, yes. Protect yourself from shortages of goods. Protect yourself from drops in stock markets and … Continue reading

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After China, who is next?

The inevitability of the new “Beer Flu” (coronavirus) coming to the Fifty States is obvious. It will spread to many other places worldwide. As discussed in the last commentary, I’ve studined up on the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic, and the way it … Continue reading

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