Daily Archive: June 3, 2020

The Economics of America’s Civil Unrest

Economics doesn’t explain everything. Heartbreakingly high rates of incarceration, illegitimacy, disease and poverty among black Americans are tinder waiting for a spark like the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd in police custody. “What the great French sociologist Emil Durkheim called “anomic suicide” is the Great Plague of our times. Self-destructive behavior in the form of opioid addiction, alcoholism, and...

‘Looting is the Price of Freedom!’ Washington Conveniently Forgets Its Cynical Advice to Post-Invasion Iraq

As the United States finds itself overwhelmed with protests and riots raging across the nation, its unsolicited past advice in places like Hong Kong and Iraq under similar circumstances is coming home to roost, with a vengeance. Just yesterday Washington DC was the cock of the walk, sufficiently drunk on power to scold foreign governments for the way they were...