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California Has A Sacred Contract With Its People. The Coronavirus Just Put It Into Breach.

by Bill Whalenvia The Washington Post
Monday, March 30, 2020

Silicon Valley is used to being a few steps ahead, and Covid-19 is no exception. The six counties around San Francisco Bay have been under a “shelter in place” order since March 16, three days before the rest of California and ahead of the rest of the United States. 

Save Capitalism From The Cares Act

by Amit Seru, Luigi Zingalesvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 30, 2020

[Subscription required] The stimulus is the largest step toward a centrally planned economy that America has ever taken.

Battling COVID-19

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, March 30, 2020

Most of East Asia and Europe have taken much more drastic steps to contain COVID-19 than the US has yet taken. And Trump wants to see even those restrictions lifted in a month.

Checker Finn And Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: COVID-19 Concerns: Special Education And Accountability

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show
Monday, March 30, 2020

Hoover Institution fellows Checker Finn and Michael Petrilli discuss Betsy DeVos’s quick and laudable U-turn on distance learning and mull what “accountability” might look like over the next three months.

How We Can Manage The Pandemic And Preserve Our Democracy

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Monday, March 30, 2020

COVID-19 presents us with both our worst public health crisis in a century and the greatest challenge to our democracy since World War II. Here is a national strategy to address both challenges.

Capital Homogeneity In The Time Of COVID-19

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, March 30, 2020

Michael Thomas, an economist friend at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, has made an interesting conjecture (I have edited it slightly): What has surprised me is how quickly people have converted production into alternative products (for example, local distilleries making sanitizer–extremely homogeneous).

The Grim Costs Of Total Lockdowns

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 30, 2020

The purported health gains from shutting down the economy do not begin to justify these radical initiatives.

The Education Exchange: Coronavirus Threatens Teacher Pensions

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, March 30, 2020

The director of the Sinquefield Center for Applied Economic Research at Saint Louis University, Michael Podgursky, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss what long-term economic effects are likely to result from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Make Section 2201 Of The CARES Act Work In Practice

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Section 2201 of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act authorizes direct payments, “Recovery Rebates,” to individual households and families. The Section is called the “2020 Recovery Rebates for Individuals” and is estimated to total $300 billion–the sum of $1,200 to individuals ($2,400 for joint returns) plus $500 for each qualifying child. 

Liberal Democracy's Advantage In Addressing COVID-19

by Peter Berkowitz quoting Josef Joffevia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, March 29, 2020

“While in Beijing, the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom [Ghebreyesus] extolled China as a model in the war against SARS-CoV-2, better known as ‘coronavirus,’” reports Josef Joffe in The American Interest. “According to China’s state media, he [the director-general] gushed that ‘China’s speed . . . and efficiency . . . is the advantage of China’s system.’”



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How To Treat The Financial Symptoms Of COVID-19
by John H. Cochrane via Wall Street Journal

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