China’s rebound masks long-term challenges

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When the Chinese city of Wuhan went into lockdown due to coronavirus a year ago this week, the country’s economic and political model seemed...

Halfway to Secession: Unity on Foreign Policy, Disunity on Domestic Policy | Ryan McMaken

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When it comes to talk about secession, the strategy employed by most Washington politicians is to shrug it off, claim it’s all the plotting of...

Welcome back, America

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What Biden/Harris Will Do | Jeff Deist

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Paraphrasing the late Murray Rothbard, the "two party" system in America during the twentieth century worked something like this: Democrats engineered the Great Leaps Forward,...

Trade/containers: the shipping forecast

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The humble shipping container deserves its place in the list of inventions that changed the modern world. Its outsize role in enabling global trade...

Wednesday assorted links – Marginal REVOLUTION

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1. Will you bite this bullet? 2. The autoantibody theory of Covid. 3. Container ship congestion. 4. The South African strain is worrisome. 5. Animals interrupting wildlife photographers. 6....

America’s big China question

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Before his death in 1994, Richard Nixon reflected that his much-acclaimed diplomatic masterstroke — the opening of US relations with China — might have...

Why Governments Want More Centralization—and Less Federalism | Gary Galles

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Federalism, which Felix Morley called “the distinctively American contribution to political art,” arose from our founders’ desire to limit government’s ability to harm its...

We Will Get to Herd Immunity in 2021…One Way or Another – Marginal REVOLUTION

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By July it will all be over. The only question is how many people have to die between now and then? Youyang Gu, whose projections...

Robert Lighthizer defends his record on China

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