Let’s put aside the brain-boggling size and possible infinitude of the universe for one moment. The successful launch, deployment and early scientific returns from the Webb are a big deal in astronomy. But make no mistake: The universe is not about to reveal all its secrets.
As the warming atmosphere fuels once-unthinkable amounts of rain in single bursts, the problem of so much water arriving so quickly is posing serious challenges in a nation where the built environment is outdated and increasingly outmatched.
A healthy economy is not one that requires officials to be constantly adjusting macroeconomic to keep things going. Rather, it is one that relies more on the self-correcting mechanisms of open, competitive and well-regulated markets.