‘HERO PAY' FOR GROCERY WORKERS IS TERRIBLE FOR GROCERY WORKERS
“HERO PAY” LAWS, which require big wage increases for grocery store workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, are sweeping the West Coast. Store closures, unemployment, and lawsuits have followed in their wake.
THE PANDEMIC WILL MAKE KIDS OR BREAK THEM
THE COVID-19 ERA has worked as a stress test for parents and kids alike, breaking some while bringing out reserves of strength and resilience in others.
The Era of Small Government Is Over
IS THERE ANY HOPE TO CHECK THE GROWTH OF THE STATE?
Grant McCracken on How To Reengineer the Honor Code
IN THE NEW Honor Code: A Simple Plan for Raising Our Standards and Restoring Our Good Names (Tiller Press), anthropologist, brand consultant to the stars, and past Reason contributor Grant McCracken explores the history and use of the honor code, arguing for its relevance to our private and public lives today.
When the Government Makes Wildfires Worse
FEDERAL POLICIES ARE SUBSIDIZING PEOPLE’S CHOICES TO BUILD HOMES IN HARM’S WAY.
IS THIS A NEW AGE OF CULTISM— OR A NEW CULT PANIC?
THERE'S NOTHING MODERN ABOUT MMT
MODERN MONETARY THEORY (MMT) tells us that governments should finance public spending by creating money.
AN $86 BILLION MORAL HAZARD
THE $1.9 TRILLION emergency spending bill Congress passed in early March was full of items that had little to do with the COVID-19 pandemic, the ostensible justification for the package.
'THE INTELLECTUAL JOHNNY APPLESEED OF THE COUNTERCULTURE'
A conversation with Whole Earth Catalog founder, Merry Prankster, and woolly mammoth de-extinctionist Stewart Brand
Scott Wiener Is California's ‘YIMBY' State Senator
IN NOVEMBER, VOTERS in San Francisco reelected California Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat, over his opponent, democratic socialist Jackie Fielder.
The LAST PANDEMIC
TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGHS AND POLICY PROGRESS MEAN HUMANITY MAY NEVER AGAIN HAVE TO ENDURE A DISASTER LIKE COVID-19.
THE RIGHT TO AN ABORTION ISN'T GOING AWAY
WHILE OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE WOULD LEAD TO NEW RESTRICTIONS IN MANY STATES, LEGAL ACCESS TO ABORTION WOULD BE UNAFFECTED IN MOST OF THE COUNTRY.
The Myth of Antonio Salazar
The integralist right’s foolish crush on the man who once ruled Portugal
A Declassified Case Against Torture
After 9/11, the Bush administration unleashed interrogation methods that were self-sabotaging as well as immoral.
Wartime Rationing Changed How America Ate for a Century. The Pandemic Will Do the Same.
The government tried to stabilize the Nation’s food supply 80 years ago. Its efforts backfired.
Coming Out Of The Chemical Closet
Neuropsychopharmacologist Carl Hart says most of what the public knows about drugs is both scary and wrong.
The Dream Of The '90s Died In Portland
Once an up-and-coming city, Portland was destroyed from within by radical activism and political ineptitude.
More uses for new mRNA technology
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Clings To His Pedestal
A year ago, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was a pandemic hero.
In 2020, Teachers Unions and Police Unions Showed Their True Colors
It’s time for the left and the right to take a hard look at their favorite public-sector Unions.
THE ALT-CURRENCY MARTYR
BEFORE THE FEDS FEARED BITCOIN, THEY FEARED E-GOLD.
Why We (Still) Shouldn't Censor Misinformation
Trump’s loss in 2020, a majority of his supporters believed the election had been rigged. Some adopted wild conspiracy theories involving Chinese supercomputers, Hugo Chavez, and state-level Republican officials. These beliefs culminated in an attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead. To make sense of these events, many officials have argued that platforms such as Facebook and Twitter allowed conspiracy theories to spread unimpeded, leading to erroneous beliefs and deadly behaviors. In other words, they blame misinformation for the violence.
Will Feminists Please Stop Calling The Cops?
The Women’s Liberation Movement has gotten tied to mass incarceration. It needs to break free.
This Florida Drug Smuggler Escaped 7 Life Sentences—Twice
Dickie Lynn’s story shows how the drug war warped the Criminal Justice System.
What It's Like To Treat Opioid Addiction in Appalachia
Psychiatrist Sally Satel on her eye-opening year at a clinic in Ironton, Ohio.
Enchanted New York
A tale of religion in Manhattan in the 19th and 20th centuries
The War On Free Speech Is About To Get A Lot Uglier
One week after being trapped inside the United States Capitol as thousands of pro–Donald Trump marauders attempted to forcibly “stop the steal” of the presidential election, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–N.Y.) suggested one possible federal government response: convening a national commission on media literacy.
Africa Tries Free Trade
Economic nationalism has plagued Africa since decolonization. In 2021, that is set to change.
The Economist who Says Schools Are Safer Than You Think
When the feds failed to track COVID-19, Emily Oster stepped in.
Is There a Future for Fusionism?
In the years since the Cold War, conservatives have lost sight of the relationship between liberty and personal responsibility.