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Palm Beach County businesses reopen under “Phase 2” guidelines today

Today, September 8, 2020, Palm Beach County businesses, including restaurants, will reopen in “Phase 2” under the county’s Board of Commissioners’ Emergency Order #24 (EO24). Today will be “Step 1” of “Phase 2” for businesses to reopen, and for example it enables restaurant guests to sit at the bar, so long as social distancing practices are in effect. EO24 affects businesses in both incorporated and unincorporated Palm Beach County (county-wide). The county’s emergency orders are the government’s response to COVID-19 and the emergency orders handed down by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

What is Labor Day?

This weekend the Kentucky Derby was the most watched sports event on television since the Super Bowl this past February, and the most watched Labor Day weekend sporting event since 2017.

One of Ayn Rand’s lesser-known works of fiction paints a disturbingly familiar picture of cancel culture

Recent legislators, activists, and education reformers have promised to lead us into a new world of equity. No longer will some groups have a different lifestyle from others. No longer will some groups have a different education from others. There will be reform or else, Hawk Newsome warns, “we will burn down this system and replace it.”

For a preview of these glories, we have only to open Ayn Rand’s Anthem. In this dystopian novella, collectivists achieve their ideal by burning cities and books, then implementing central planning. Now everyone is equal: equally poor, equally housed, equally limited in what they can say and do and think.

Tesla’s Autopilot proving safer than human driving

According to the latest data available for Tesla’s autopilot feature, the company has registered one accident for every 4.53 miles driven in autopilot mode in the United States. For those driving a Tesla without Autopilot and without the active safety features, the company registered one accident for every 1.56 million miles driven. By comparison, NHTSA’s most recent data shows that in the United States there is one automobile crash every 479,000 miles.