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Scott Lincicome Dear Capitolisters, , A minor travel industry scandal—to the extent such things exist—erupted last week when the Canadian government extended its pandemic‐​related moratorium on foreign port arrivals, thus imperiling U.S. cruises to not only coastal Canada (which is delightful) but also Alaska. This prompted immediate outrage from...

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Image credit: istockIn the News mentioning Stephen HaberEric HanushekJoshua D. RauhMargaret (Macke) Raymondvia Alabama NewscenterSix experts from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution are partnering with Innovate Alabama to develop policy recommendations that will grow Alabama’s economy, particularly in technology. Read the Full Article here: >Hoover Institution...

Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia Project SyndicateDeveloped countries are spending enormous amounts of money in an attempt to recover from the pandemic, and should not waste it on old and tired schemes that have rarely worked. Instead, national or state governments should fund innovative local projects...

Why do we help strangers? Is there a genetic basis for compassion? Or does evolutionary biology tell us a just-so story about why we care for others? These questions lie at the heart of this conversation between EconTalk Russ Roberts and Michael McCullough, who joined...

It’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere – a season when environmental concerns seem most strange. (And no, I’m not talking about cold winters providing evidence against global warming, for they are not: Climate is the long-term sum of volatile short-term weather patterns, patterns that themselves...

The recent GameStop short-squeeze drama has riveted financial markets. Given the historic unpopularity of short sellers (e.g., Holman Jenkins has written that “short-selling is…widely unpopular with everyone who has a stake in seeing stock prices go up”), the resulting heightened invective against them is not a surprise. Unfortunately,...