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I started sharing politically-themed coronavirus humor back in March and that’s now been a tradition for nine consecutive weekends (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). This will be the final edition. We’ll start with a clever video from Kevin James. It could be entitled, Revenge of the Karens. Next we […]

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Continuing with an unfortunate tradition, here’s our eighth weekend collection of satire about the mix of public policy and coronavirus. We’ll start with one of Remy’s Reason videos, which are always worth watching. I wrote last year about superior education outcomes for home-schooled kids. Apparently there are other benefits to being away from government schools. […]

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As a policy wonk, I wish people would get excited about my columns about topics such as “tax depreciation” and “trade data” and my missives about issues such as “budget concepts” and “cost-benefit analysis.” Instead, I notice that my humor-oriented columns generate a lot more traffic, which is somewhat humbling since I’m not contributing anything. […]

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For this seventh edition of coronavirus humor (previous versions here, here, here, here, here, and here), let’s start with a clever video from Reason. There are many reasons why the Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves. The coronavirus is merely the most-recent example. While law-abiding people are worried about crime and societal breakdown, it […]

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Having written about serious and depressing coronavirus-related issues during the week, it’s time for some politically-themed coronavirus humor. Regular readers know that I’m a long-time proponent of this message for healthy thinking. Moreover, I think it’s safe to say that coronavirus won’t come close to killing as many people as the various strains of socialism. […]

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Time for the 5th edition of coronavirus humor (previous versions here, here, here, and here). Our first item is one that may me laugh out loud, perhaps because it also reminded me on another cameo appearance by Bill Clinton. Next, we have Bernie Sanders celebrating America’s coronavirus-inspired experiment with socialism. My friends on the left […]

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A new tradition (which I hope is very temporary) is sharing coronavirus humor every weekend. But not just random jokes about things like toilet paper hoarding. I’m only sharing humor that has some connection to politics or public policy. We’ll start with Bernie Sanders, who says that the Venezuela-ish conditions in some grocery stores don’t […]

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Until the crisis is over, I plan on sharing coronavirus-themed humor every weekend (previous versions here and here). We’ll start with a meme that actually does a very good job of capturing the reaction when economists explain that there’s a tradeoff between economic damage and lives saved. The Remy video at the bottom of this […]

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I shared an initial collection of coronavirus-themed humor last weekend. Here’s a second round, though you’ll notice that I’m actually mocking politicians (a long-standing tradition) and simply using the coronavirus as an excuse. Remember Andrew Yang, the guy who ran for president promising every American a monthly check (a.k.a., universal basic income)? Well, somebody has […]

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I’ve addressed the public-policy implications of the coronavirus, both in general and looking at a couple of specific issues. Now it’s time for some Gallows Humor about the disease. We’ll start with this item that’s related to Wednesday’s column about gun ownership and the potential breakdown of civil order. For what it’s worth, there’s been […]

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I mostly mock socialism, but its authoritarian cousin also is a good target for satire. So here are some additions to our collection of communism humor. I’m among the small minority of people who have never watched Game of Thrones, so I don’t know the backstory on these characters, but this meme has a very […]

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I wrote a four-part series last year about coronavirus and big government (here, here, here, and here), so it goes without saying that the first two lines of this tweet deserve some sort of accuracy award for hitting the nail on the head. But the sentiment expressed in the last line of the tweet also […]

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Yesterday’s column featured some anti-Trump humor. Today, in the interest of providing equal time, here’s some pro-Trump satire. We’ll start with this nightmare for left-wing parents. By the way, I raised my daughter correctly, though I now worry she’s drifting in the wrong direction. The satirists at the Babylon Bee report on anti-Trumpism in the […]

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I know pro-market people who plan on voting to re-elect Trump because they like his record on taxes or regulation. I also know pro-market people who plan on voting against Trump because they don’t like his record on spending or trade. I understand their motives. What baffles me, however, are people who have decided – […]

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Back in March, I explained that the coronavirus pandemic showed why it’s so valuable for people to have the right of gun ownership. Let’s revisit the topic and we’ll start with the bad news. As illustrated by this Reason video, Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to exploit the crisis by imposing sweeping limits on our civil […]

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I’ve written four columns (here, here, here, and here) on the general failure of government health bureaucracies to effectively respond to the coronavirus. The pattern was so pronounced that it even led me to unveil a Seventh Theorem of Government. I’m not surprised at this outcome, of course, given the poor overall track record of […]

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Looking through my archives, I shared three column of gun control humor in 2019 (March, August, and December). So it’s definitely time to add some new items to our collection. We’ll start with a cartoon that shows how gun-control zealots would try to stop the coronavirus. And I’m sure it will work just as well […]

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Exactly one month ago, I wrote “A Primer on Price Gouging” to explain why government-mandated price controls are an unwise response when prices for certain goods climb after a disaster. Here’s a video from Johan Norberg on the topic. And here’s Professor Michael Munger from Duke University on the same issue. Those are both excellent […]

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I’ve shared plenty of jokes about how America is getting a trial run of life under socialism thanks to the coronavirus. But, as discussed in this interview, there are some very serious issues relating to economic policy during a pandemic. I started the interview by stating that we’re in uncharted territory. And I openly acknowledge […]

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared headlines and tweets to illustrate how bureaucratic inefficiency and incompetence have hindered an effective response to the coronavirus. Time to beat that dead horse one more time. But not just for the sake of mocking the clowns in Washington. I want to help people understand that we would […]

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Say goodbye to “Crazy Bernie.” The socialist senator from Vermont has ended his bid for the Democratic nomination. I have mixed feelings. Given his genuinely awful views about socialism, I’m glad there’s no risk Bernie Sanders will be in the White House next January. On the other hand, he deserves credit for being honest about […]

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In recent weeks, I’ve mocked socialism, both as a general concept and as the ideology of Crazy Bernie. Today, let’s focus on communism, which is socialism’s authoritarian cousin. We’ll start with an unusual article from Babylon Bee, a must-read satire site. There’s nothing but a headline and an image. Though this story is only partly […]

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Notwithstanding dalliances in other fields, I’m a policy wonk. But I will pontificate (often incorrectly) on politics when asked, which is what happened in this interview about the electoral impact of the coronavirus. My basic point is that Trump is much better than the average Republican about “controlling the narrative.” In other words, he doesn’t […]

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There’s a growing controversy about whether the various coronavirus-lockdown rules should be relaxed for people who have been vaccinated (as opposed to being relaxed for hypocritical politicians). And if those restrictions are relaxed, vaccinated people presumably will need some sort of proof, like a “vaccine passport.” Many people understandably are hesitant about this concept, particularly […]

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According to data on jobs and growth, President Obama’s so-called stimulus was a failure. But at least politicians and bureaucrats were able to concoct new and clever ways to waste money. Including research grants to interview people about their sexual histories and to study erectile dysfunction. In other words, stimulus spending on stimulus (though at […]

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Other than some clever examples of gallows humor, the only silver lining to coronavirus pandemic is that more people now understand that teacher unions are an obstacle to quality education. This video hopefully will make that lesson apparent to everyone. What a reprehensible person. Needless to say, I don’t blame Mr. Meyer for putting his […]

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If you ask normal people about the biggest thing that happened in 2020, they’ll probably pick coronavirus, though some might say the 2020 election. But if you ask a policy wonk, you may get a different answer. Especially if we’re allowed to tweak the question a bit and contemplate the most under-appreciated development of 2020. […]

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One of my traditions, which started in 2013, is to share the year’s best and worst policy outcomes of the past 365 days. For instance, last year I celebrated Boris Johnson’s landslide victory in the United Kingdom and also was very happy that Colorado voters preserved TABOR. But I bemoaned Trump’s protectionism and fretted about […]

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Since even I’m not wonky enough to write about serious topics on Christmas, I have an annual tradition (2019, 2018, 2017, etc, dating back to 2009) of sharing libertarian-themed holiday humor. Here’s this year’s version, starting with a cartoon that also belongs in my collection of socialism humor. Next we have evidence that Santa Claus […]

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Every so often, I’ll grouse about media sloppiness/media bias, most often from the Washington Post or New York Times, but also from other outlets (Reuters, Time, ABC, the Associated Press, etc). Let’s add to the collection today by perusing an interesting – but frustrating – article in the New York Times about Venezuela’s near-decimated oil […]

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