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Ode to American Toilet Paper

Ode to American Toilet Paper

A few weeks into the lockdown, let’s assess where we are. First, we’re all germophobes now. Handshakes are so yesterday.…
The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order

The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order

The surreal atmosphere of the Covid-19 pandemic calls to mind how I felt as a young man in the 84th…
Got Coronavirus Antibodies? – WSJ

Got Coronavirus Antibodies? – WSJ

Scientist Linqi Zhang shows a tube with a solution containing COVID-19 antibodies at Tsinghua University’s Research Center for Public Health…
An Update on the Coronavirus Treatment

An Update on the Coronavirus Treatment

In the fight against Covid-19 though we might look forward in doom, one day we will look backward in awe.…
A Week of Coronavirus Pain and Progress

A Week of Coronavirus Pain and Progress

The Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases map by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Kiev,…
The High Price of Coronavirus Relief

The High Price of Coronavirus Relief

Congress rarely does anything that isn’t messy, so let’s stipulate that a $2 trillion bill written on the fly in…
Will New Crisis Legislation Repair Damage from Last Week’s Crisis Legislation?

Will New Crisis Legislation Repair Damage from Last Week’s Crisis Legislation?

Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York (D., N.Y.) is bragging about changes he secured to the draft of a bloated…
Volatility Ain’t What It Used to Be

Volatility Ain’t What It Used to Be

Derivatives markets have never been this volatile. Over the past week, a leading high-yield credit default swap index that is…
China Is Not a Coronavirus Role Model

China Is Not a Coronavirus Role Model

The coronavirus pandemic has elicited some strange jealousy for China’s authoritarianism. “In the face of a previously unknown virus, China…
Worst Coronavirus Idea: A Ban on Share Buybacks

Worst Coronavirus Idea: A Ban on Share Buybacks

Democrats insist that any government aid to businesses laid low by the Covid-19 crisis be conditioned on compliance with a…
White House Principles for Reducing Drug Costs

White House Principles for Reducing Drug Costs

A divided Congress in a presidential election year may seem an unlikely setting for the first major drug-pricing reform in…
How the Federal Reserve Can Ease the Coronavirus Panic

How the Federal Reserve Can Ease the Coronavirus Panic

The spread of the new coronavirus has already wreaked economic havoc. China’s economy virtually came to a standstill in February.…
Coronavirus and the Tragedy of Iran

Coronavirus and the Tragedy of Iran

Nowhere other than in China is the coronavirus epidemic more severe than in Iran, where authorities confirmed Sunday that at…
How Not to Panic Over the Wuhan Virus (or Russia)

How Not to Panic Over the Wuhan Virus (or Russia)

If you’re looking for something to be on the edge of your seat about, the Centers for Disease Control and…
Medicare for All Could Mean Doctors for None

Medicare for All Could Mean Doctors for None

Professional groups representing doctors are buying into Democratic plans to remake health care—and thereby acting against the interests of their…
Market Phobia Comes to Cyberspace

Market Phobia Comes to Cyberspace

Remember the panic over net neutrality? Pressure groups convinced millions that strengthening market competition in broadband would “end the internet…
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