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May 5, 2020
Phillip W. Magness

Problems With COVID-19 Science (Video)

What can economics tell us about modeling the policy response to pandemics? In this interview we discuss the role of interdisciplinary insights into public health policy, scrutinize the coronavirus models, and explore the challenges with accurately forecasting disease transmission.

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ISM NMI
Robert Hughes

ISM Nonmanufacturing Survey Drops Well into Recessionary Territory in April

The nonmanufacturing sector contracted in April for the first time since 2009 and continues the tsunami of disastrous economic data since the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Science and the Pandemic

I can think of no greater offense against a genuinely scientific attitude than to support policies – especially ones adopted in haste and in a panic, and which diminish the amount of information that is uncovered and put to good use throughout society – simply because these policies are recommended by some epidemiologists.

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Barry Brownstein

Why “Operation Warp Speed” Could Be Deadly

For some, perhaps those in crowded urban environments, taking a COVID-19 vaccine may seem like a wise choice. Individuals choosing to be vaccinated deserve the safest possible vaccine, a vaccine for which insurance companies insuring vaccine manufacturers will provide liability protection.

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innovation
Joakim Book

Matt Ridley on Innovation

Innovation happens when ideas can meet and mate, when experiment is encouraged, when people and goods can move freely and when money can flow rapidly towards fresh concepts, when those who invest can be sure their rewards will not be stolen.

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Austrian Economics
Richard M. Ebeling

An “Austrian” Agenda for Post-Coronavirus Recovery

The “enemy” in our case is not a “them,” but the “us.” Only by facing, challenging, and defeating the ideas of collectivism, welfare statism, and the political paternalism of governmental planning with which too many Americans have become intellectually and culturally “infected,” is there a way back to the prosperity that we can have.

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