Tag Archive: Coronavirus

28
Apr

COVID-19 and International Best Practices for Free, Fair and Safe Elections

This pandemic may seem like it’s changed everything, but it has not changed the rules of our constitutional republic. Let’s keep it that way. At the moment, there is a movement afoot to junk in-person voting, the manner in which […]

23
Apr

The Origin of the Coronavirus: From Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory to Plausible

In February the Daily Kos, an influential left-wing website, denounced “a whole parade of right-wing hand-waving that includes not just Republican Rep. Tom Cotton claiming that COVID-19 was cooked up in a Chinese bio lab.” Likewise, The Guardian reported that […]

22
Apr

Benefits vs. Costs and COVID-19

One of the first lessons in an economics class is everything has a cost. That’s in stark contrast to lessons in the political arena where politicians talk about free stuff. In our personal lives, decision-making involves weighing costs against benefits. […]

15
Apr

Fixing College Corruption

America’s colleges are rife with corruption. The financial squeeze resulting from COVID-19 offers opportunities for a bit of remediation. Let’s first let’s examine what might be the root of academic corruption, suggested by the title of a recent study, “Academic […]

09
Apr

The Coronavirus: Trump’s Medical Advice Was Contradictory, Inconsistent — and Wrong

For three years, critics of President Donald Trump have claimed that he arrogantly refuses to listen to his experts and that his exaggerated sense of self prevents him from accepting his limitations. Applying that narrative to Trump’s initial failure to […]

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