Category Archives: Free markets and their discontents

America’s Suicide Epidemic

While the press increasingly covers America’s suicide crisis, Trump has pointedly ignored it even though it afflicts a large chunk of his base. Maybe that ‘s because he’d have to abandon policies that have made matters worse for undereducated rural whites.


FANGMAN Stocks Crushed by Potential “Unprecedented, Wide-Ranging Probe” into Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon

The authorities have come to realize that monopolists like Google and Amazon aren’t good for the health of the economy or even (despite their tech sheen) “innovation”.


Why Democratic Presidential Candidates May Have to Choose Between Teacher Pay Raises and Charter Schools

Florida becomes a charter school battleground as communities fight a state law that diverts some of the proceeds from bond offererings, even ones approved for public school teacher salaries, to charter schools.