The Harms of Lockdowns, The Dangers of Censorship, And A Path Forward

“This video and full transcript of the Concerned Ontario Doctors’ Covid-19 Summit features detailed discussion of public health, Covid-19, and various lockdown policies deployed around the world.” ~ AIER

– April 12, 2021

The Raw Milk Raw Deal

“Americans don’t need government officials telling them what to do and what not to do. They do need clear, honest data and risk assessments unbiased by profit or ideological motives. The government, however, increasingly appears incapable of providing even that, even when it comes to foundational needs like nutrition.” ~ Robert E. Wright

– April 12, 2021

A Closer Look at Biden’s Court Reform Commission

“Biden’s commission may not be the outright rejection of court packing that we should hope for but it seems to be a subtle way of doing so given the pressure from his progressive colleagues. Whether or not it will work is yet to be seen.” ~ Ethan Yang

– April 12, 2021

In Spite of Everything, the World Has Never Been So Free

“From the late 19th century to the eve of the pandemic, there were multiple crises that could have permanently eroded economic, political and civil liberties. Yet, on net, these liberties have actually expanded since the 19th century.” ~ Vincent Geloso

– April 12, 2021

AIER Leading Indicators Index Hits Highest Level Since 2018

“The AIER Leading Indicators index rose to 92 in March, the highest since 2018, as declining government restrictions boost current economic activity and the outlook for future growth.” – Robert Hughes

– April 12, 2021

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


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