As well as considering its cultural values, it appears Britain is also wondering about its economic value. The Office of National Statistics has valued the UK at about $10 trillion. Chris Dillow at Stumbling and Mumbling explains why this is a massive undervaluation. I’d be interested to see a similar exercise conducted about the US.
A contentious interview with a Biden campaign surrogate on the Hunter Biden laptop story made the rounds last week. Most of the commentary seems to have missed a key point: She endorsed a special counsel to investigate the controversy. To recap: Joe Biden’s surviving son Hunter is your textbook ... Read More
The Senate voted on Monday evening to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, cementing a 6-3 majority of conservatives on the Court bench. The final tally was 52-48 with almost every Republican senator voting in favor of confirmation. "By any ... Read More
Just days before Californians themselves were set to decide on the matter, a state appeals court has ruled that app-based ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft must comply with state law AB5 and classify all of their drivers as employees rather than contractors. The ruling raises the possibility that the companies ... Read More
Perhaps Joe Biden has no Monday events because he thinks the best thing to do is to stay out of the news and to let President Trump generate his own controversies. Then again, Jill Biden will travel to Macon and Savannah, Ga., today, and Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris’s husband, will travel to Winston-Salem and ... Read More
Vice President Mike Pence will not preside over Monday's Senate vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Pence is currently on the campaign trail and is scheduled to make a stop in Minnesota on Monday despite an outbreak of coronavirus cases among people in the the vice president's inner ... Read More
Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) slammed judicial originalism in a Senate floor speech hours before the expected confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday. Originalism is a mode of legal interpretation by which a judge considers a legal document's original meaning at the time the ... Read More