Wonder Information Tag

The ideal of an open world faces many challenges, including infectious diseases like COVID-19 and a rise in economic protectionism and illiberal politics. But, as Johan Norberg argues, openness is critical to human success.The freedom to explore and exchange has led to stunning achievements in...

How do you make a case against capitalism while appearing to defend consumers’ rights and values? You make a movie called The Social Dilemma. The movie is cleverly done. It purports to oppose manipulation by Big Tech of social media users, calling out advertisers who manipulate...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetThose of us who are distressed, dismayed, and deeply depressed by the tyranny again being sledgehammered down upon us because of Covid Derangement Syndrome can, perhaps, find some comfort in the remarks that U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito delivered yesterday (on...

1. Interview with Charles Koch. 2. mRNA vaccines and nanotech.  And vaccine depends on strong vial (WSJ).  A very good short piece on the importance of materials science and innovation. 3. Magnus interview. 4. “This decision analytical model found that missed instruction during 2020 could be associated with...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetHere’s a much-modified reply on Facebook to a sympathetic Facebook friend who recently lost her father to Covid-19: Ms. F. W….. I am truly, deeply sorry for your and your family’s loss of your father to Covid-19, and for his suffering on account of this...