Crisis

A Plan to End this Madness

– April 4, 2020

Unless our neighbors break into our houses and cough in our faces, what they do is their business, not ours. Our business is to do what we think best for ourselves and our families.

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Crisis, Regulation

May this Crisis Shock Us Into Embracing Freedom

– April 4, 2020

During a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, certain things suddenly come into sharp focus. In this case, we are overwhelmed with examples of how regulatory barriers, restrictions, and blockages have hindered the ability of society to adapt to rapidly c …

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Crisis

Why the Crisis Should Turn Everyone Into a Libertarian

– April 4, 2020

The advances authored by private investment would put even more of us in the position to at least somewhat work around the errors of politicians who, when presented with a virus, chose to destroy the jobs of millions as a response.

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Crisis

Life Is Completely Different, Except for the Bureaucrats

– April 4, 2020

In these times of great uncertainty, we should be doing everything we can to make it easier for people to find and sustain work—not turning honest, hardworking people into outlaws.

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Crisis, Policy, Regulation

People Adapt, Thwarting Government Plans

– April 3, 2020

If you derive no other takeaway from the political response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, let it be this: human behavior adapts in real-time to ever-changing expectations of the future.

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Crisis, Economic Trends

Intelligence Is Better than Panic

– April 3, 2020

AIER has become a leading voice for understanding during these times, helping to balance out the media-fueled panic that has gripped our country.

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Crisis

Quarantine Violators: “Shoot them dead”

– April 3, 2020

Six months ago, would you have said that government would forcibly be shutting down businesses? Probably not. So how do you know that, if restrictions keep building and building, six months from now there won’t be a green light to “shoot dead” quarantine violators?

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Crisis, Video

Use and Abuse of Statistical Models in COVID19 (Video)

– April 2, 2020

In absence of factual tests, the void has been filled by statistical forecasts, many of which suffer from some of the same fallacies as historical models. Compounding the problem is that these models are being created in real time. These models have contributed to social and political panic.

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Crisis

Controls Breeding More Controls

– April 2, 2020

The extraordinary government clampdown on economic life that we are enduring — in order to preserve hospital beds and the capacity of doctors and nurses — is the result, not just of the coronavirus, but of the severe restrictions on economic activity that have made our economy brittle and poorly-suited to adapt and respond to this natural emergency.

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Crisis, U.S. Constitution

Everyone Has a Human Right to Work

– April 1, 2020

The Trump base wants to work. And likely needs to. The Trump administration should go out of its way to legalize the right to work so that desperate service employees and workers in general at least have the chance to fix their devastated situations.

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