The New Sixty

The New Sixty

Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942. Donald Trump was born June 14, 1946. Barring a seismic shift in the political landscape, America’s next president will be either 78 or 74 on Inauguration Day 2021. This will be a record, breaking the previous record (that...
Science! and the COVID Conundrum

Science! and the COVID Conundrum

As public consciousness of the COVID-19 pandemic’s death toll gives way to the economic impact of shut-downs, border closings, and other mitigation measures, the matter of when and how to reopen the economy and lift restrictions on people’s movements and...
Conspicuous Blame

Conspicuous Blame

As I recently lamented, the hard part of managing the COVID-19 pandemic lies in the easing of restrictions and lockdowns. We were originally told we had to “flatten the curve,” which makes for a nice catchy bit of motivation. As is inevitable with...
The Best and Brightest?

The Best and Brightest?

We will learn many lessons, in the coming months, from the COVID-19 pandemic. While I have been circumspect in drawing hasty or premature conclusions, in believing particular models or projections, or in concluding whether Policy A or B or C has been good or...