Free markets and their discontents

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New Zealand’s Feeble Attempt to Curb Sky-High Housing Prices

New Zealand, awfully late in the game, is trying to Do Something about insane housing prices.

Nomi Prins: To Build or Not to Build? The Infrastructure Question

For all sorts of bad reasons, American has a huge infrastructure spending backlog. But can we even do the job well?

Brazil’s Catastrophic Management of COVID-19 Threatens the Entire World

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 13/03/2021 - 10:50pm in

Bolosonaro is responsible for Brasil's botched Covid response. But the consequences extent far beyond the country's borders.

Failed COVID Strategy Leaves Sweden Deeply Divided

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 4:15pm in

Sweden became a symbol for anti-lockdown and no-mask movements across the world. But it's no longer a source of consensus at home.

Why the U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance Is Essential for U.S. Survival

Maintaining and reviving manufacturing capacity in key insutries is vital to preserving jobs and ensuring U.S. survival.

Work in 2021: What Makes a “Good Job” Good?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 11/03/2021 - 6:46am in

Musing on the place of work in society.

Yes, Export Bans on Vaccines Are a Problem, But Why Is the Supply of Vaccines so Limited in the First Place?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 07/03/2021 - 9:55pm in

Italy has blocked vaccine exports to Australia, which now must reconsider its opposition to proposed global solutions to unblock supply.

Economists’ Rx: “Sick? Stay Home!”

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 06/03/2021 - 1:55am in

Economists endorse sick day mandates. Pass the word.