Wonder Information Tag

By John P. Mackey and Walter E. Block   In his September 18, 2020 New York Times column, Binyamin Appelbaum appeared to be highly critical of Milton Friedman. The former started out by calling the latter “a free-market ideologue,” and he did not mean this as a compliment....

On February 28, the idea of locking down and smashing economies and human rights the world over was unthinkable to most of us but lustily imagined by intellectuals hoping to conduct a new social/political experiment. On that day, New York Times reporter Donald McNeil released...

The US Department of Justice has filed a complaint against “Monopolist Google for Violating Antitrust Laws.” Google is the biggest player in the world of internet search and the company has come under fire in recent weeks for allegedly rigging search results for political reasons,...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetGeorge Will explains that America has already been injected with a large dose of socialism, and the dosage of this poison is increasing. A slice: Wading waist-deep into political policies, the Fed is adopting, Eberstadt says, “the role of managing and even micromanaging the...

On “Persuasion” (the newsletter-think tank launched by Yascha Mounk after the Harper Letter) there is an excerpt of Ivan Krastev’s forthcoming book, Is it Tomorrow Yet? Paradoxes of the Pandemic. Krastev struggles with the impact of the pandemic of different political regimes. His starting point is...

This semester I volunteered to teach both of my classes in-person.  I’ve also given four public talks in Texas, and one at GMU.  All of these venues had mask mandates.  And in each case, I noticed an eerie pattern: Almost no one talks to each other...

Early in the pandemic I advised readers to zone out, take a break, and read fiction and other works of art that have stood the test of time. There’s only so much crazy we can deal with and there’s only so much mental benefits to...