Claiming they are "deregulating" housing, some California politicians want to make it illegal for private homeowners associations to restrict the construction of accessory units. This means more regulation and more centralization of power.
To offer a semblance of solidarity with the working class, wealthy leftists have substituted identity politics for class conflict, and attempted to recast economic problems as problems of racism or bigotry.
Thirty million Americans are now unemployed, in part thanks to government "lockdowns." Meanwhile, unemployment in many cases doubles the unemployed person's risk of death through disease, suicide, or drug overdose.
Bob Murphy urges skeptics not to dismiss the panic over the coronavirus, explains the economics of the toilet paper shortage, and gives practical tips he is using to try to keep his own household safe.