Lockdowns and Mask Mandates Do Not Lead to Reduced COVID Transmission Rates or Deaths, New Study Suggests

– August 26, 2020

“The paper’s conclusion is that the data trends observed above likely indicate that nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) – such as lockdowns, closures, travel restrictions, stay-home orders, event bans, quarantines, curfews, and mask mandates – do not seem to affect virus transmission rates overall.” Stephen Miller

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Lockdowns are Cruel and Regressive, says Oxford University’s Professor Sunetra Gupta

– August 26, 2020

Oxford University Professor Sunetra Gupta has been an outspoken voice for calm, science, and rationality in dealing with this virus. In the interview below, she explains the basics of immunology, the high costs of mandated closures and restrictions, an …

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Biden’s “Passion and Purpose” is More Political Paternalism

– August 25, 2020

“It is so essential for those who value and understand the classical liberal meaning of personal liberty, economic freedom, voluntary association, impartial rule of law, and the importance and role of a constitutionally limited government, to explain to and persuade our fellow citizens that what the Democrats and the Republicans are currently offering us is not the path to a promised ‘social justice’ heaven on earth, or a way for people or a country to be ‘great.’ But, rather, they lead to paternalistic tyrannies that once fully in place will be extremely difficult from which to extricate ourselves.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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Opposed to Government Intervention, Crisis or Not

– August 25, 2020

“No matter what legislators do, even when they’re incredibly well-intentioned, the machine within which the decisions are made is by nature political and, hence, subject to special-interest influences, knowledge limitations, and path dependencies.” ~ Veronique de Rugy

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A Closer Look at the States that Stayed Open

– August 24, 2020

“There is no definitive evidence to suggest that stay at home orders are effective at addressing COVID-19. Furthermore, the United States experiment with the policy has yielded results that are not favorable to Dr. Fauci’s suggestion regarding the nationwide implementation of stay at home orders. ” ~Ethan Yang

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The End of Consensus

– August 24, 2020

“We think of social media with its inescapable cacophony as a force dividing us. But the problem is our assumption that ‘united’ means ‘doing and thinking the same thing.’ Ironically, exactly this networked technology enables us to think and do different things while remaining connected rather than isolated, and therefore, be greater than the sum of our parts. Old ideas about our politics finding a single consensus are the true dividers.” ~ Max Gulker

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Employment Options, Not Labor Unions, are the Real Source of Bargaining Power for Workers

– August 24, 2020

“If America really is filled with underpaid workers, before letting politicians and pundits who express this belief put other people’s money where their mouths are, let them put their money where their mouths are by launching new businesses that can profitably employ today’s underpaid workers. If these politicians and pundits are correct, they have nothing to lose and – along with American workers – everything to gain.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Let’s Follow the History of Science Instead

– August 24, 2020

“A politician who really had the public’s interest at heart would, instead, say: ‘Times are tough. Some Americans have died from a natural cause and more are likely to. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do because viruses live by their own rules, not ours.'” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Save Yourself: Stop Believing in Lockdown

– August 23, 2020

“As Voltaire wrote during the Enlightenment — when society still had time away from the screen to reflect on philosophy, morality, and fundamental truth — ‘those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.'” ~ Stacey Rudin

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The Politicization of the Post Office was Inevitable

– August 23, 2020

“The origins of the Post Office are political. No doubt about it. Why should we be surprised that, given these origins, the USPS is still a tool for politicking today?” ~ Vincent Geloso

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Older Americans Should Be Anti-Lockdown Activists

– August 22, 2020

“The best policy on dealing with a virus – bolstering immunities among young people while protecting the vulnerable – is the freedom to behave rationally. Any other policy risks the kind of carnage we see all around us today, even as the virus has wickedly and profoundly affected our oldest Americans.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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Terrible Policies Possess Both Virulence and Prevalence

– August 21, 2020

“We have civilization and prosperity not because we are smart but because we permit the freedom to cooperate toward building smart social and economic institutions.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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