News From Around the South 4/20 to 4/27

News From Around the South 4/20 to 4/27

MICHIGAN: Lawmaker Apologies for Confederate Flag Facemask A Michigan state senator is now apologizing for wearing a face mask with what appeared to be a Confederate flag pattern. State Sen. Dale Zorn, a Republican from Ida, apologized in a pair of Twitter posts...
Patriotism Won’t Stop Racism

Patriotism Won’t Stop Racism

Among the many appalling consequences of covid-19 has been an increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans. Verbal harassment has been common, but acts of violence are on the upswing as well. In Texas, a man allegedly tried to kill an Asian family in a grocery...
Benefits v. Costs and COVID-19

Benefits v. Costs and COVID-19

One of the first lessons in an economics class is everything has a cost. That’s in stark contrast to lessons in the political arena where politicians talk about free stuff. In our personal lives, decision-making involves weighing costs against benefits....
News From Around the South 4/13 to 4/20

News From Around the South 4/13 to 4/20

MISSISSIPPI: Gov. Takes Break From Pandemic to Declare Confederate Heritage Month JACKSON, Miss. — As coronavirus spiked across the state, the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans posted a copy of an April 3 state proclamation naming this month as...
Death in Slow Motion

Death in Slow Motion

During the past month, as Americans have been terrified of the coronavirus, another demon has been lurking ready to pounce. It is a demon of our own creation. It is the now amply manifested inability of elected officials to resist the temptation of totalitarianism....