Break out your tinfoil hat: leaders now admit Covid-19 hospitalisations have been inflated

During recent oral arguments on President Biden’s vaccine mandates, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a sensational claim. “We have hospitals that are almost at full capacity with people severely ill on ventilators. We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition, many on ventilators,” she said. In fact, as later […]

Chinese child with money

Will printing money mean more people in the People’s Republic?

What can you get for US$313 billion? Fifty million Chinese children. So says Chinese economist Ren Zeping. Where will they get the money? Mr Ren answers that in his paper, “The solution to China’s low birth rates has been found”: If the Central Bank prints up and puts 2,000 billion yuan ($313 billion) in the […]

Governing a country by looking through a keyhole

I remember reading an introduction to physics a number of years ago in which the author opposed the everyday experience we have of the world around us to the view of the world which science provides by comparing everyday knowledge to a “keyhole view of reality” and scientific knowledge to what we see when we […]