From Pandemic to Endemic

“The virus is going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” – President Donald Trump Dear Reader, During one of his ubiquitous appearances on Capitol Hill earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci was overheard referring to… Read More

Vaccination Without Your Consent — or Knowledge

“Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially from abusing the bodies of man or woman, bond or free.” — Translation of the oldest known… Read More

COVID-19 Doesn’t Want to Kill You

“What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche (or was it Kelly Clarkson?) Dear Reader, “Please, Addison, a bit more precision here,” our favorite critic implores. “Coronaviruses, of which COVID-19 is one, do not contain DNA. They… Read More

Deltacron and the Forgotten Pandemic of 1918

“As bad as things were, the worst was yet to come, for germs would kill more people than bullets. By the time that last fever broke and the last quarantine sign came down, the world had lost 3-5% of its… Read More

J’Accuse!

“I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very… Read More

The Future of Cryptocurrencies — and Democracy

“The strength of democracy is the principle that everyone should be treated equally. That elections should be free and fair. That corruption should be given no quarter.” – Vice President Kamala Harris today, apparently without irony Dear Reader, Good thing… Read More

The “Everything Shortage” and How to Work It

“Socialism destroys everywhere one thing — diversity. Everything is supposed to be best, and as we know, best things are always in shortage.” – Janusz Korwin-Mikke Dear Reader, “The story of U.S. inflation in 2021 could very well amount to… Read More

The Real Reason to Be Bullish on the Dollar

“The ability to purchase foreign goods and companies using resources conjured out of thin air was the exorbitant privilege of which French Finance Minister Valéry Giscard d’Estaing so vociferously complained.” – Barry Eichengreen on the U.S. dollar’s “Exorbitant Privilege” Dear… Read More

An Ominous Start to 2022

“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” ― Ezra Solomon Dear Reader, Happy New Year from Baltimore. It was nearly 60 degrees in the city yesterday. Today, there are several inches of snow on the… Read More

No. 4: What Is Tokenized Time?

“Be selective with whom you spend your time; wasted time is worse than wasted money.” ― Lao Tzu, not the guy who wrote The Art of War Dear Reader, Here’s my most favorite idea from the year. Time is truly… Read More

No. 5: How to Keep the Elites From Stealing Your Wealth

“The rich have become richer, and the poor have become poorer; and the vessel of the State is driven between the Scylla and Charybdis of anarchy and despotism.” ― Percy Brysshe Shelley Dear Reader, While some of the names that… Read More