By Charlie Johnston Back in May, I said that the raw numbers for excess deaths this year would ultimately tell us what the real deal with Covid was. Well, Mirabile Dictu! According to Johns Hopkins last month, there have been none. Death rates are the same as usual. Of course, a whole host of deaths […]Read More Is Covid a Miracle Cure?
By Charlie Johnston If you lost your job, but had $250,000 in the bank, you could live normally for quite some time if you are middle class, by drawing down on your capital. Every week you did that, though, you would be headed towards a precipitous cliff. Do it long enough and you would plunge […]Read More What We Have Done
By Charlie Johnston If you have been driving long enough, you have probably had a rock hit your windshield and make a small crack – a crack that, over time, starts creeping across the window. Every week or so, you notice it has gone a little farther. When it grows into a bona fide fracture, […]Read More Thoughts as the City of Man Topples
(I have posted less these last few weeks than normal. When confronted with major new phenomena, I like to examine and ponder minutely. It is perhaps a bit of vanity that I want what I write to hold up over time, so knowing that I will get some things wrong, I try hard to get […]Read More Corona Madness