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Elizabeth Warren AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Libertarian: Sen. Warren’s Inflation Boogeyman Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for the use of antitrust laws to target grocery retailers, claiming when only a handful of them “dominate” the market, they can force high food prices on Americans while raking in “record profits,” notes Reason’s Joe Lancaster. Yet the senator…

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Libertarian: Sen. Warren’s Inflation Boogeyman

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for the use of antitrust laws to target grocery retailers, claiming when only a handful of them “dominate” the market, they can force high food prices on Americans while raking in “record profits,” notes Reason’s Joe Lancaster. Yet the senator “could hardly have picked a worse industry to use as an example: Grocery stores consistently have among the lowest profit margins of any economic sector.” In fact, “the entire retail grocery industry currently averages barely more than 1 percent in net profit.” If Warren really wishes to lower grocery prices, she needs to combat inflation “by paring back profligate government spending.”

From the left: Toddler Parents’ Unique Burden

Parents of kids under 5 have “a knife hanging over our heads,” moans Jaime Greene at Slate: Tots must still quarantine for 10 days if exposed to COVID, and “a 10-day quarantine is enough to break a person. . . . This article is about claustrophobia and monotony and how little things that can help parents keep sane, such as a library or running errands with their child, are no longer available to them. He’s old enough to need friends and playmates, to need the blessed, skilled teachers who can guide a tiny human tornado through a day of activities and circling up and songs.” Worse is “how the world seems to have utterly forgotten we exist.”

Pandemic journal: Joe Missed a Key Opportunity

The Wall Street Journal’s editors are scratching their heads wondering why the Biden administration failed to order more treatments for COVID-19 sooner. Team Biden applied Tuesday for more GlaxoSmithKline’s monoclonal anti-viral treatment, Vir Biotechnology’s antiviral Paxlovid and Vir Biotechnology’s monoclonal immunotherapy treatment. These treatments will probably arrive after Omicron COVID variants crests.” But Team Biden applied for more GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology’s monoclonal antibody treatment, as well as Pfizer’s antiviral Paxlovid. Instead, it focused “relentlessly on masking, testing and vaccines with therapies as a fourth priority.” Living with endemic COVID means “therapies are crucial.” And having more therapies this winter “might have saved thousands of lives.”

School beat: Dems Must Break Unions’ Grip

Chicago’s “unlawful” teachers-union strike “exposed an indifference not just to science but to the emotional and academic well-being of more than 340,000 schoolchildren,” roar Bloomberg Opinion’s editors. “It also showed why President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders need to break the grip of teachers unions over the country’s public schools — or risk irreversible damage to the students

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