Economies follow natural law. Economies endure and survive whatever stresses arise. I read an excellent article at FEE recently that even asserted that an economy, without serious structural problems, adjusts rather rapidly.
There is no such thing as corporate greed, even though the politicos greedily gobbling up time, energy, and news space would have us believe that it is so. First of all, a corporation is a legal fiction.
Pandemic is just a medical journal word, code for “you’re on your own.” Other similar words are drought, war, famine, death, recession, panic of [yyyy], and so forth.
I have suffered writers’ block (enough with the cheering over there), but it has not been coterminous with the Covid19 shutdown. I’ll share with you where it came from.
When I became a true self-labelling voluntaryist, one of my first favorites was Radley Balko. That was one reason I was so happy to see that Skyler Collins had posted a talk by Radley on this web site — and it is a talk on my favorite Balko topic, militarization of law enforcement.
The first stage of panic (and second and third) is to scramble around looking for someone to follow. Many of us followed others into bars, but clearly most followed hoarders of toilet paper and hand sanitizer into all the dollar stores, the drugstores, and the supermarkets. But the thing that is now most scarce is information. Human beings continue to query “whadya know?”, but the answer is still “not much, you?”
I just read two case histories on coronavirus. In one, a young mother died, in another a young mother lived. Both people had to face their outcomes alone. But many others were affected.
I’ll say again, the Presidents of the United States are a motley crew. So far the scorecard reads 45 attempts, 45 clunkers. I am not saying there were no honorable persons in the group (“honorable” itself is a very iffy word). But I have practically no regard for the intellects of any of today’s half-dozen. With the exception of the monstrous Jackson, the other 5 are bound for the oubliette of history. But, to me, there is no such thing as a great President. To have been a POTUS places a black mark on that career. Few (ie none) have risen above.
The Presidents of the United States are a motley crew. So far the scorecard reads 45 attempts, 45 klunkers. I am not saying there were no honorable persons in the group (“honorable” itself is a very iffy word). I have the highest regard for the intellects of Jefferson and Madison. I believe that John Adams was among the greatest lawyers (a rare occurrence). But, to me, there is no such thing as a great President. To have been one places a black mark on that career. Few have risen above.
Sometimes it takes awhile to fashion a topic, so I search Google for the keyword “politics,” using the “news” tab. Now I’m struggling to define for myself what are the differences among a regular news day and a slow news day and a no news day and a fake news day. But this is clear, there is no difference between yesterday’s news day and today’s news day.