Surprise! An audit of Pennsylvania's covid lockdowns reveals the process lacked any legal consistency or transparency. Yet Pennsylvania's health bureaucrats have used these arbitrary rules to crush the state's entrepreneurs.
Americans have benefited mightily by holding and trading with the world’s reserve currency, though most people haven’t given it a thought. No one remembers when the pound sterling held this distinction a hundred years ago.
The gold standard has one tremendous virtue: the quantity of money under the gold standard is independent of the policies of governments and political parties. It is a form of protection against spendthrift governments.