Elon Musk dropped an economic truth bomb on Joe Rogan’s podcast a couple of months ago. “If you don’t make stuff, there’s no stuff.” Obvious? You’d think so. But, as Musk pointed out, our economic policies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have ignored that simple truth. The prevailing assumption is that the government can press “pause” … Continue reading Elon Musk’s Economic Truth Bomb to Joe Rogan
Although the Internal Revenue Service is responsible for collecting taxes, the power to write tax law is a legislative one, held by Congress. In certain cases, however, Congress has delegated to the IRS limited authority to fill in the gaps of tax laws through regulation. The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) lays out the processes that agencies … Continue reading You Should Be Able to Challenge the IRS in Court
Churches throughout the United States have become victims of vandalism in recent days. In France, police arrested a 39-year-old Rwandan refugee after a cathedral was set on fire Saturday in the city of Nantes. Similar violence and vandalism in the U.S. follow the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. Since Floyd’s death, vandals and … Continue reading 7 Acts of Vandalism, Desecration at Churches Across Nation
Shelby Talcott, a reporter for The Daily Caller, has been covering protests and riots in the weeks since the death of George Floyd, including in Seattle and Washington, D.C. She most recently has spent time in Portland, which has become extremely violent. She joins The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss what she has seen and … Continue reading She’s Been on the Ground Covering Portland Protests. Here’s What She’s Seen.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed another stumbling block in the way of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s futile effort to reduce the country’s drug overdose rate through quotas on the manufacture of all forms of prescription opioids. The DEA’s annual quotas have brought production levels more than 50 percent below 2016 levels. But, in response to the COVID-19 … Continue reading The DEA’s Opioid Production Quotas Threaten Hospitalized Patients, Yet Supply of Street Fentanyl is Plentiful
This tumultuous back-to-school season has parents and teachers alike scrambling to make sense of the madness: from ever-changing district directives to COVID-19 response protocols. Some school systems have announced that the academic year will start with remote-learning-only. Others are pursuing partial reopening options with both online and in-person instruction. Still others are planning to fully … Continue reading “Pandemic Pods” Make Homeschooling Easier For Parents and Profitable for Teachers
Both Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Rep. Ilhan Omar made their names as self-avowed “democratic socialists” and members of the “Squad,” a group of far-left Democratic lawmakers seeking to overhaul the US economic system in the name of justice and equality. So, it might surprise you to hear that in the middle of a pandemic decimating … Continue reading Progressive ‘Squad’ Members Are Pushing a Bailout for the Privileged in the Middle of a Pandemic
A video surfaced recently of Chinese officials herding a large group of blindfolded Uighur people onto trains in northern China. The aerial footage is reported to have been taken last year, but the details surrounding the incident are unknown. What is increasingly clear, however, is that China is carrying out horrific human rights abuses against Uighurs, a predominantly … Continue reading Problematic Women: What Is Known About China’s Forced Sterilization of Uighur Women
In 1980, the year that PERC was founded, I spent three months in the Himalayas working on a wildlife conservation project. The purpose was to do wildlife surveys on behalf of the Indian government in the stunningly beautiful valleys of the Kulu region in northern India, among forests of deodar cedar and evergreen oak. One … Continue reading I Was an Enviro-Pessimist in the 1980s. But Human Ingenuity Proved Me Wrong
"How Coronavirus Cases Have Risen Since States Reopened" in The New York Times July 9 claimed, "Florida and South Carolina were among the ﬁrst to open up and are now among the states leading the current surge. In contrast, the states that bore the brunt of cases in March and April but were slower to reopen have … Continue reading Are Surging State COVID-19 Cases Due to Early Reopening?