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Analysis and Commentary

Germany Begins To Calculate The Indirect Medical Costs Of Corona (Including Brothels)

by Paul R. Gregory cited Scott W. Atlasvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The daily dose of Corona statistics has created a pervasive climate of fear of infection in the United States.  As an unanticipated consequence, people are cancelling necessary medical appointments and avoiding going to emergency rooms. Scott Atlas and colleagues have calculated the indirect medical costs of corona-fear for the United States, including mental health costs, to be on par (or worse) with the direct costs of Coronavirus.

In the News

What Boris Johnson Should Have Known

quoting Andrew Robertsvia The Atlantic
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
A touch of Churchillian circumspection—rather than just bulldog bravado—might have saved the prime minister’s moral and political authority.
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How Merkel Caved To Macron

by Josef Joffevia Politico
Monday, May 25, 2020

Once the uncrowned empress of Europe, Angela Merkel has finally caved to France’s Emmanuel Macron.

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The “Miracle” Of Dunkirk

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

For those of us stuck in social isolation, which would be just about everyone these days, binge watching TV and cable series has turned from an occasional weekend activity to a national pastime. Stuck in a post-“Game of Thrones” void, I asked my students for suggestions on what to watch. They turned me on to “The Man in the High Castle,” a four-season drama about a dystopian alternate universe in which the Axis powers win World War II and establish puppet states in North America. 

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GoodFellows: Carnivorous Moose

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Europe’s pandemic recovery includes a divided European Union struggling for consensus on a COVID relief plan. Hoover Senior Fellows Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster and John Cochrane discuss the health of the 27-nation EU, whose population surveys as economically progressive, more trusting of authoritarian states and less America-leaning.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Economy's Got A Population Problem

by Timothy Kanevia Fox Business
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Low birth rate could cost us our financial future, superpower status.

In the News

What Boris Johnson Should Have Known

quoting Andrew Robertsvia The Atlantic
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

In May 1942, Winston Churchill’s personal lawyer was shown into the cabinet room in 10 Downing Street. At the time, the country was in a life-or-death struggle with Nazism.

Analysis and Commentary

Britain's Pride In Its Past Is Not Matched By Any Vision For Its Future

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, May 21, 2020

There have been times over the last few weeks when it has felt as if we were living through a looped replay of Dad’s Army.

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Socialism, Capitalism, And Income

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A study of inequality, incentives and economic transitions. 

In the News

Our Leaders Are Immune To The Truth

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Conservative Woman
Monday, May 25, 2020

All at once there are comments about the dearth of scientists in the Cabinet, especially now that almost every government policy carries the motto: ‘Follow the science’. Stephen Glover in the Mail has pointed out that one of the few science graduates in the government is Dr. Therese Coffey, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry from UCL; and she has even had the nerve to say that scientists are not always right. 

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