The Capital Note: Individual Investors, Inflation & the Invisible Hand

The Role of Robinhood, Inflation-Adjusted Capital-Gains Taxes, Shakespeare’s Influence on Adam Smith, and more.

Chicago’s Police Superintendent, Mayor Slam Prosecutor for Soft Treatment of Looters

“Criminals took to the streets with the confidence there is no consequence for their actions,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown

Off-Duty Mississippi Trooper Fatally Shot While Working Part-Time Job

Lieutenant Troy Morris—a 27-year veteran of the Mississippi Highway Patrol who also worked part time for the United States Postal

Cuomo Rejects Independent Investigation of N.Y. Nursing Home Deaths, Saying It Would Be ‘Political’

The governor dismissed allegations that the state had not adequately protected nursing home residents from coronavirus.

The Capital Note: Kodak’s Slide & Adam Smith’s Kidnapping

Higher home ownership rates, unpacking Kodak’s mismanagement of government funds, and the (likely apocryphal) kidnapping of Adam Smith.

Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar faces an expensive Democratic primary

Antone Melton-Meaux is challenging incumbent Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for the Democratic nomination in Minnesota’s 5th District. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Emissions Drop During COVID-19 Lockdown Will Do ‘Nothing’ for Climate Change: Study

Reading Time: 2 minutes Puerto Rico Halts Primary Voting for Centers That Never Received Ballots (DonkeyHotey) The author writes, “Puerto

How One Simple Administrative Problem Could Impact Election Outcomes: Scrutineers Series, Part III

Reading Time: 17 minutes In a year when 50 percent of voters or more are expected to vote by mail

Pro-Reform Prosecutors, Especially Black Women, Find Themselves Under Fire

Reading Time: 4 minutes After a St. Louis husband and wife were captured on video waving an assault rifle and

At Converse College, One Professor Asserts His Conscience against Political Correctness

Refusing to be a party to Converse’s indictment of America as systemically racist, Jeff Poelvoorde dared it to do him

Oprah Buys Billboard Ads Demanding Arrest of Officers Involved in Breonna Taylor Shooting

Winfrey’s billboards, which began going up on Thursday and are scheduled to all be in place by Monday, read: “Demand

The “Accident Chain” and the In-Custody Death of George Floyd

In aviation, an accident chain usually ends with one or more people dead in a twisted mass of burning metal,

New Jersey Man Faces Felony Charges for Social Media Post of Police Officer

A New Jersey man faces felony charges after having posted an image of a police officer talking with a person

Republican Congressmen Demand Investigation of ‘Rogue Prosecutor’ Who Charged Couple Who Pointed Guns at Protesters

In a June 28 incident caught on video, Mark and Patricia McCloskey pointed guns at protesters after the crowd entered a

Blackstone’s $4.7B Acquisition of Ancestry Raises Privacy Questions

Reading Time: 3 minutes Texas A&M Disaster Expert: Aerial Photos of Chinese Parking Lots Could Have Flagged COVID Last Year

With legal troubles mounting and spending slowing, NRA promises to boost Trump

President Donald Trump sits with NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre (Michael Reynolds – Pool/Getty Images) The National Rifle Association plans to

TikTok Threatens Litigation After Trump Issues Executive Order Banning the App in 45 Days

“We are shocked by the recent Executive Order, which was issued without any due process,” the company said in a