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What We’re Reading Today: Cost Of COVID-19, Scientism, Ruled By The Unelected … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

The Virus

New Study Pegs COVID-19 Crisis Costs at $16 Trillion – So Far — John Miltimore, Foundation for Economic Education

Covid Is Not Categorically Different — Donald Boudreaux, American Institute for Economic Research

Blinded by Scientism — Law & Liberty

His authoritarianism lives loudly within him’ — The Library of Economics and Liberty, David Henderson

Rule by Unelected ‘Experts’ — Climate Depot

Studies Suggest People With Certain Blood Types Are Less Likely To Get COVID-19, Have Less Severe Infections — Hot Air

Emperor Cuomo Has No Clothes — The Federalist

Econ Lessons

Revisiting the Simon-Ehrlich Wager 40 Years On — Quillette

Why Slave Economies Thwart Entrepreneurial Innovation — Mises Wire

For a Competitive Tax System, the U.S. Should Copy Estonia Rather than Italy — Daniel J. Mitchell


Will Gen Z Make America Socialist? — Evan Harris, Pacific Research Institute

Democrats Are Done with Democracy – American Greatness

Ignore the Emotional, College Football Players Are Not Exploited — John Tamny, RealClearMarkets

French Mayor Axes Christmas Tree: He suggests only fascists would question the move — Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal

The case for urban charter schools — Thomas Fordham Institute

Steve Scully Twitter Case Cracked – He Lied About Being Hacked — Power Line

Teen forced out of online class for refusing to take down Trump banner — Post Millennial

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