Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the history of plagues and their non-biological consequences, the cost of globalization, the state of Trump’s reelection chances after a wild week, and whether Joe Biden will pass Bernie Sanders on the road to Milwaukee.
Over at the Conversable Economist yesterday (March 2), Timothy Taylor, as he does virtually every day, has an excellent post. This one is on various measures of the U.S. poverty rate over time. It’s titled “Winning the ‘War on Poverty’–and Now What?”
Coronavirus has already killed more people in seven weeks than ebola has killed in the second-worst outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo in nearly two years, according to the World Health Organisation.
Stock markets around the world have swooned because some people are getting the sniffles. Or, as we might also put it, we're threatened with a pandemic of the coronavirus that might kill millions. (After all, the Spanish Flu of 1918 did kill more than World War I.) This is big stuff.
Every year, thousands of Americans face the same weighty decision. With cash piling up in a no-yield bank account, they determine it’s time to entrust their wealth to a pro. But how do they ensure they’re not handing over their hard-earned savings—and their hopes of paying for college, perhaps, or enjoying a financially secure retirement—to the next Jordan Belfort or Bernie Madoff?