Covid Is the 21st Century’s Sputnik

America’s leadership of business, science and culture seemed unassailable in 1957. With less than 6% of the world’s population, the U.S. produced close to 40% of global economic output, according to a United Nations survey. Scientists working in the U.S. had been...

Wall Street Gets a Chinese Education

The big surprise from this week’s slump in Chinese company stocks is that people are claiming to be surprised. President Xi Jinping has made plain for years that he intends to bring ever greater swathes of China’s private economy under the state’s control. Guess what,...

Washington’s Extra Trillion – WSJ

The aging Americans who set federal Covid policy seem poised to impose yet another scientifically dubious burden on young people who are at little or no risk from the virus. CNN reports: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to recommend...

It’s Time to Start Requiring Covid Vaccines

On Thursday, Kay Ivey, the unimpeachably conservative governor of a deep red state, treated her Alabama constituents to some straight talk. “I want folks to get vaccinated. That’s the cure,” she said. “The data proves that it works.” And it “doesn’t cost you anything....

10 Books to Read: The Best Reviews of July

A selection of the month’s most noteworthy books, as discussed by The Wall Street Journal’s reviewers. Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings By Earl Swift | Custom House After landing on the moon, what next? Earl Swift’s...