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by | Jul 30, 2020

Earlier this year, the U.S. government passed the largest piece of stimulus legislation in our nation’s history. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act included a very generous expansion of unemployment insurance benefits. The idea was to help people…

by | Jul 2, 2020

This week marks the 219th birthday of the great 19th-century French economist Frederic Bastiat. It’s the perfect time to talk about his famous essay, “That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen,” published in his book The Law….

by | May 15, 2020

There’s no pleasing liberals. You can instigate the most socialist set of policies in living memory, you can shut down a huge chunk of private enterprise, you can rack up government debt that will take decades to pay off, and…

by | Apr 29, 2020

To his credit, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is slowly beginning to ease restrictions on the state’s economy. Perhaps the realities of shuttering family businesses are weighing on his mind. Perhaps he feels like he has exhausted much of his political…

by | Apr 18, 2020

Before the latest coronavirus touched down, life in America was pretty good for most of us. Paychecks were getting fatter. Wall Street was booming. Unemployment was so low economists wondered if it actually could get much lower. You’re probably expecting…

by | Apr 16, 2020

As COVID-19 levels the nation, lawmakers are finally realizing what many health-care policy analysts have been shouting into the wind for years: Coverage just isn’t care. Several state legislatures got the message in recent years, but it has taken a…

by | Apr 16, 2020

It’s been five weeks since I first wrote about the impact of the coronavirus in my life and community. When I started writing, my state had just discovered 100 new cases in a single day. That was a big deal….

by | Apr 16, 2020

Let’s start with the good news. Americans are starting to push back against all the authoritarian COVID-19-related edicts and, if social media is an indication, shaming people who call the authorities to report neighbors who are violating social-distancing rules. In…

by | Apr 14, 2020

A pandemic descends and throws the country into peril and uncertainty. All are affected negatively, either put in direct or indirect danger or, at a minimum, asked to suffer extreme inconvenience. One group, however, may see the pandemic as an…

by | Apr 12, 2020

I We are accustomed to speaking of “diseases of modernity” or “diseases of modern life,” usually in the context of chronic illnesses stemming from extended lifespans, or the “diseases from worry and mental strain” and “lifestyle diseases” that plague the…

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