Texas Electricity Prices Are Lower Due to Deregulation

Source: American Institute for Economic Research.

This story may be of some interest because it critiques a WSJ item that was the subject of a post here in the Forum.


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FBI Counterterrorism Official: No Firearms Recovered During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

Source: ZeroHedge.

This is a “point of order” post because, if memory serves, at least one commenter in the Forum has claimed that firearms were found among the weapons confiscated from those Capitol rioters who were arrested. More generally, however, the idea that the riot was an “insurrection” is turning out to be a farce, a product of overheated imaginations.

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Texas utilities should have had more dynamic pricing

Source: Marginal Revolution.

Generally speaking I’m in favor of exposing people to the risks the natural world inevitably presents to them, or at least not protecting them too much from experiencing those risks personally. That way, risk mitigation remains decentralized so that effective mitigation strategies emerge organically, producing anti-fragile outcomes.

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Trump Dethrones Biden

DJT’s CPAC speech just ended. It was masterful in all the Trumpian ways. He was not one bit shy about lambasting Biden, and he put himself forward to serve as the GOP’s king-maker.

Now we will discover whether he can build coalitions that win elections, and if the GOP wants the help.

My take is that he has a real chance. Trump embraced bare-knuckles politics in the American tradition. My guess is many people will like that.

At CPAC DJT came out as a viable threat to Democratic Party politics.

It’s final: Lockdowns don’t work

Source: BusinessWorld.

I’d say the headline is overly ambitious, but the body of the article appears to be an evenhanded report. You can look up the subject paper here.

The question is, will the Biden administration and the state governments who “follow the science” follow this science? I doubt it. On this I agree with radical liberal Naomi Wolf, who made news this past week by claiming Joe Biden and our elites will continue to use the pandemic to usher in totalitarianism.

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Bob Dylan cover)

I like Reina Del Cid (dark hair) and Toni Lindgren because they remind me of my youth. In my circles somehow a random collection of incredibly talented young musicians seemed to appear out of nowhere at gatherings. I imagine high school band practice had something to do with it, but I don’t really know.

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