Power outages, fires, water shortages, rising taxes, crumbling and congested highways, dismal schools, lawlessness …

August 26th, 2020

Victor Hanson

The Week in Pictures

May 16th, 2020

Powerline

The Week in Pictures

April 11th, 2020

Powerline

Easy way to explain stimulus package

April 11th, 2020

It is a slow day in the small Nevada town of Pumphandle, and streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit. A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the night. As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher. The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his supplier, the Co-op. The guy at the Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her “services” on credit. The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel owner. The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the traveler will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100 bill and leaves. No one produced anything. No one earned anything… However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how a Stimulus package works.

Plastics Had Been Falling Out of Favor. Then Came the Virus With health concerns at the top of consumers’ minds, companies are abandoning eco-conscious policies and re-embracing single-use items.

March 17th, 2020

Bloomberg

Mid-Week in Pictures: Social Distancing Edition

March 17th, 2020

powerline

The Week in Pictures: One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Edition

March 15th, 2020

powerline

Coronavirus- Patient 31

March 15th, 2020

Reuters

The Week in Pictures: Volatility Edition

March 1st, 2020

Powerline

The Perverse Panic over Plastic The campaign against disposable bags and other products is harming the planet and the public.

March 1st, 2020

City journal