Some Good News About COVID-19

As the state of affairs becomes increasingly polarized in America — degenerating with clockwork predictability into partisan polemics of the most concrete-bound sort (with, however, this bizarre twist, which, if you think about it, follows a certain contorted logic: the left now angry at Donald Trump for not being fascist enough in his refusal (so…

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How Excessive Regulation Ignited COVID-19’s Spread & What Is The Better Way

When the history of coronavirus is written, the heroic work of Helen Y. Chu, a flu researcher at the University of Washington, will be worthy of recognition. This infuriating account comes from LeapsMag.com: In late January, Chu was testing nasal swabs for the Seattle Flu Study to monitor influenza spread when she learned of the…

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How Accurate Was The Science That Led To Lockdown?

Forget for a moment, if you can, all partisan noise and nonsense, whether Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Mike Pence, Alexandra Cortez, or any of the others:  We’re seeing before us right now in a more stark, unequivocal, dramatic fashion than ever before how little our lords and masters know about anything — which raises the…

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It’s Inescapable

For those who don’t believe that political-economic questions and their answers are entirely grounded in philosophy and that philosophy underpins all knowledge, scientific and otherwise, I ask you to observe the nightmarish spectacle unreeling before us now: because in your lifetime you’re not likely to see a greater global-wide testament to the inescapable fact and nature of…

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Covid-19: Not a Virus to Vanquish but a Philosophy by which to Live

Did you feel that shift? I did. Each day something amorphous is growing clearer — an immense and looming thing, taking shape on the edge of the earth, casting an apocalyptic shadow. It will, I believe, continue to clarify, and that something is this: the greatest swath of destruction being cut by Covid-19 is not…

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800 Medical Specialists Caution Against Draconian Measures & There Are Evidently No Environmentalists In A Pandemic Either

The following is from a good article, published earlier today and penned by Edward Peter Stringham, an economist I much admire. Here’s an excerpt:  Hundreds of professors associated with Yale University organized a letter with signatures to send to the White House. It was signed by 800 credentialed professionals largely from the fields of epidemiology and medicine.…

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Wealth-Destruction & The Annihilation of Individual Rights Will Do Nothing To Help The CoronaVirus Pandemic

In fact, it will make it worse The entire crisis is largely about how government responds and how people panic, and if you doubt this, I invite you to read about why Singapore’s coronavirus response worked, and why Hong Kong has toilet paper surpluses — even while the rest of the world suffers severe shortages. Singapore’s response to…

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Note To Readers

Both my websites have been glitchy the past several weeks, and then yesterday (or perhaps the night before) they both went down: offline completely. I wasn’t aware of the problem for several hours, until a friend wrote and asked me if I knew The Journal Pulp was offline. I spent most of last night and…

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Postmodernism: The Destruction of Thought

[Note: The following appeared, in slightly altered form, in a previous article, but I’ve added a new beginning.] The only real way that knowledge and human progress can be derailed is by the systematic rejection of inductive reasoning, which forms the underpinnings not just of all science and the scientific-method, but of the entirety of…

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Denmark, Sweden, & The Nordic Countries Are Not Socialist

Would you like to hear absolute, irrefutable proof of the overwhelming superiority of laissez faire? Here it is: Two-hundred years ago and since the dawn of humankind, the entire world was poor. Now, less than ten percent of the world is poor. Two-hundred years ago and since the dawn of humankind, the very wealthiest people in…

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Basketball Jones

I need someone to set a pick for me at the free-throw line of life, someone I can pass to, someone who can hit the open man on the give-and-go, and not end up in the popcorn machine.

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All The Sand In All The Sea

I recently discovered this song — on an obscure FM radio-station — and I fell in love with it. So I decided to make a bartending video to go along with it.

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101 Dogma-Shattering Remarks From Two Of The Most Relentless Nonconformists In Human History

[If this subject-matter appeals to you, this might as well. Spinoza was an inspiration.] Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) and Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) are two of the most radical thinkers of all time.  They don’t have everything in common — though they’re not totally dissimilar either—and yet if there’s one thing they do both possess, it’s this: an…

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Hong Kong and Thanksgiving in America

On the eve of Thanksgiving in America, it is, I think, most appropriate to write about Hong Kong, and here is why I say so: How Laissez-Faire and Private Property Saved The Pilgrims Recently, when Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey voiced his excellent support of Hong Kong’s freedom demonstrations — “Fight for freedom,” he…

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“Why Deny the Beautiful Coral Reefs Fringing Stone Island?” by Dr. Jennifer Marohasy

Doctor Jennifer Marohasy, for whom I once had the honor of writing an article, is a scientist I admire very much. She is among other things an independent thinker down to her very core, which makes her by definition a true scientist — by which I mean: one who follows the evidence wherever it leads…

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