Tag Archive: Covid-19

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. […]