We Need Rule of Law Not Lawlessness

“After the Rule of Law degenerated in Argentina in the early twentieth century, for example, it dropped from being the ninth richest nation in the world to an economically volatile has-been. We cannot allow the same to occur here. That’s certainly not a call for bigger government, but better government that places the Rule of Law above ideology.” ~ Robert E. Wright

– April 11, 2021

The Damage of Lockdowns to Young People

“It goes without saying that societal institutions exist for a reason and abruptly pulling them out from underneath everyone’s feet may have dire consequences. That is what policy makers have done with lockdowns. They have attempted to tamper with the natural order of society and unleashed misery.” ~ Ethan Yang

– April 11, 2021

Another Covid Myth Dies the Death

“How many years will it take before people can come to terms with the embarrassing and scandalous reality that much of what posed as Science last year was made up on the fly and turns out to be wholly false?” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

– April 10, 2021

New York’s Fiscal Suicide

“If the tax increases are enacted, expect to see a significant drop in taxable income as upper-income taxpayers either leave the state or figure out other ways of protecting their income. I don’t know if the state will be on the downward-sloping portion of the Laffer Curve, but it’s safe to assume that revenues over time will fall far short of projections. And it’s very safe to assume that the economic damage will easily offset any revenues that are collected.” ~ Daniel J. Mitchell

– April 10, 2021

Consumer Credit Jumped in February

“Consumer credit jumped in February as vaccine distribution and easing government restrictions boost economic activity.” – Robert Hughes

– April 9, 2021

The Dangers of Masks

“We are in uncharted territory and especially so with the possible implications for our children. Their immune systems are still being developed and we are forcing lockdowns, school closures, and masking on a developing child and we have no prior experience on the subsequent outcomes pertaining to children’s development, health, and well-being. These are matters too important to nonchalantly disregard. The consequences could be catastrophic and lifelong, especially for our children.” ~ AIER Contributing Authors

– April 9, 2021

Janet Yellen Is Serious, and That’s Really Sad

“Yellen plainly feels individual U.S. tax rates aren’t high enough, so she seeks global tax harmonization on the corporate level in order to get another swipe at individuals. On their own, Yellen’s desires rate ridicule. As evidenced by the trillions Treasury collects every year from taxpayers in order to fund a government with powers ‘few and defined,’ Americans are already overtaxed.” ~ John Tamny

– April 9, 2021

Young People Are Particularly Vulnerable To Lockdowns

“The inability of policymakers to acknowledge and grasp the basic biological needs of young individuals has resulted in nothing but disaster for all segments of the population. Lockdowns have failed to adequately protect the elderly from Covid-19 and unleashed a new public health crisis upon the young that may take years to fully understand.” ~ Ethan Yang

– April 9, 2021

Three Reasons to Reject Biden’s Tax Harmonization Scheme for “Global Minimum Taxation”

“It goes without saying that if politicians are able to create a tax cartel, it will merely be a matter of time before they ratchet up the tax rate. Simply stated, they won’t have to worry about an exodus of jobs and investment because all countries will be obliged to have the same bad approach.” ~ Daniel J. Mitchell

– April 8, 2021

Science Is More Complex than Advertised

“The perpetuation of the myth of ‘The Scientific Method’ encourages the pretense that we understand science. More to the point, it encourages the false notion that, because we understand science so well, we can always rely on the implications of a thing called ‘The Science’ as the fount of all political wisdom.” ~ Scott Scheall

– April 8, 2021

Initial Claims Rise Again but the Outlook for Jobs Remains Positive

“Initial claims ticked up for the second consecutive week, but the outlook continues to improve as government restrictions on consumers and businesses are eased.” – Robert Hughes

– April 8, 2021

Bryan Caplan: A Birthday Appreciation

“Bryan Caplan is a model intellectual citizen and a model scholar. Because of his influence, I am a better economist and scholar, but importantly I am also a better husband, father, and friend. If you’re looking to sharpen your mind during a time when the world seems to be going crazy, Bryan Caplan’s commentary is a very good place to start.” ~ Art Carden

– April 8, 2021

Covid’s Vindication of Free Movement

“This pandemic is not ending because borders were sufficiently impenetrable. But it must be said that its effects have been mitigated because many of the most essential forms of capital continued to flow. If the free movement of people, goods, and ideas could pull the world out of one of its darkest chapters, there’s no telling what the same openness could yield during brighter days. And, hopefully, will.” ~ Peter C. Earle

– April 8, 2021

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