Can Laundry and Lettuce Save Cleveland?: New at Reason

About 40,000 pounds of laundry from hospitals and nursing homes—bed sheets, towels, surgical scrubs, bibs, and lab coats—arrive by truck daily at a massive building just east of Cleveland. Literal blood, sweat, and tears must be removed, and the items must be sent back, fresh and clean and folded, by the next day. The interior… Read More »

Butchering the Fourth Amendment

The real problems with newly anointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh got completely lost in the political theater surrounding his confirmation. The Constitution delegates the power to appoint justices to the Supreme Court to the president with the advice and consent of the Senate. Justices hold their position for life (during good behavior). The intent… Read More »

Questionable Saudi Explanation of Khashoggi’s Death Bolsters Rand Paul’s Case for Ending Arms Sales

Saudi Arabia reversed days of denials on Friday evening and admitted that journalist Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents inside the country’s Istanbul consulate. But the new official story is “not even close to credible,” says Sen. Rand Paul (R–Ky.), who today reiterated his call for a reevaluation of the U.S.–Saudi relationship, including… Read More »

Deadline Approaching: Intern With Us This Spring

The Burton C. Gray Memorial Internship program runs year-round in the Washington, D.C., office. Interns work for 12 weeks and are paid $7,200. The job includes reporting and writing as well as helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work at such places as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes,… Read More »

‘Grand Bargain’ Is Bay State’s Grand Disaster

[This post was co-authored by D.J. Deeb.] With much unintended irony, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation in June that the state legislature and the press heralded as a “Grand Bargain.” This new law increases the state minimum wage, creates a paid family and medical leave program, implements an annual two-day sales tax holiday, and… Read More »

Myers-Briggs Is Bunk: New at Reason

In the latest issue of Reason, Katrina Gulliver reviews The Personality Brokers by Merve Emre. An excerpt: The official Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can be taken online for $50, but there are plenty of free knock-offs floating around the internet. I took two while writing this review. One says I’m ISTJ. The other typed me as… Read More »

Why Greenspanian Central Banking Is the Mortal Enemy

We can thank bubblevision and the Maestro himself for a splendid reminder today that Greenspanian central banking is the greatest menace to capitalist prosperity ever invented. This was made abundantly clear by his pronouncement on CNBC regarding the current labor market: “Tightest labor market I’ve ever seen.” – Greenspan on @CNBC As an empirical matter,… Read More »

Be Skeptical Whenever the Political/Media Class

The Trump administration has ended its weeks-long silence on the disappearance of the Saudi Arabian Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Following a briefing from Secretary of State Pompeo who has just returned from a visit to Riyadh and Ankara, the president has said that contrary to some hopeful speculation that had emerged early on after his disappearance, Khashoggi does indeed appear… Read More »