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More Stimulus Checks: An Expensive Political Stunt

– August 15, 2020

“Adding $400 a week to unemployment benefits would clearly be more than enough. When it comes to Economic Impact Payments the economically optimal amount is zero.” ~ Alan Reynolds

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COVID Lockdowns Will Kill Christmas

– August 14, 2020

“Aside from following the New Zealand route, or wastefully pouring money into a failing postal system (or scrapping the USPS altogether), our only option is to open up travel, and encourage individuals to accept responsibility for their own safety. Because hiding in fear is not living. Otherwise, I hope our politicians can live with telling the nation’s children to say goodbye to Christmas this year.” ~ Micha Gartz

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King Canute and the Virus Tide

– August 13, 2020

“I doubt seriously that our arrogant rulers intended to teach the lesson that King Canute taught his subjects. But teach they have, nonetheless.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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Consequences of Lockdowns: The Case of Maine

– August 13, 2020

“The evidence available in March suggested the vast majority of people would not suffer severe illness from the virus. This should have led state leaders to focus limited resources on protecting the most vulnerable in society. However Gov. Mills opted to shut down the entire state.” ~ AIER Staff

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Don’t Live Your Life In a Bubble

– August 12, 2020

“If you want a future, your generation needs to start getting the best minds behind leading. Your future and the future generations of humans now depend on it.” ~ Roger W. Koops

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Authoritarianism in Auckland

– August 11, 2020

“New Zealand looks and feels like paradise. Sadly, thanks to brutal and deeply incompetent political leadership, that paradise is lost, lost to the superstitions of the COVID faith that power, police, and adoring news coverage can scare a pathogen to go away and stay away.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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The New Fascism

– August 11, 2020

“Tamny is giving us a heroic book just in time to lead this movement. We have been suffering not from a medical crisis but from a political and economic and institutional crisis. We have undergone a vast breakdown of moral, educational, intellectual and journalistic standards.” ~ George Gilder

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How Government “Cures” Drive Out Real Cures

– August 11, 2020

“A government that suppresses debate and wants to funnel billions towards politically connected firms will discredit all challengers to their favored solutions. In the name of what they define as ‘the science,’ the discovery process of real science is suppressed. Science suppressors are part of an illiberal movement whose members, in the words of Jeffrey Tucker, are ‘enemies of freedom and human rights.'”

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Funding American Law Enforcement

– August 10, 2020

“If any legitimate public service (like the rule of law and law enforcement) fails, it should be mended, not ended, reformed, not scorned. Indeed, that has been the general (and positive) trend in American law and law enforcement over the past century.” ~ Richard M. Salsman

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Fact-Checking Fauci

– August 10, 2020

“The pro-lockdown position favored by Fauci and several US media outlets has become a matter of ideological commitment. Whether they are doing so to rationalize the costs we have already incurred from this disastrous approach or to further politicize the pandemic response for a variety of electoral and partisan purposes, they have embraced a pro-lockdown stance that is unchained from any evidence or clear data.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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Self-Censorship and Despotism Over the Mind

– August 10, 2020

“Right now, it is still predominantly the force of social pressures that the cancel culture and identity politics warriors are successfully using in the arenas of education, the arts and entertainment, the media, and industry. But the next logical step will be to move from social pressures to the use of the full political power of the government.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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What Did the “Stimulus Plan” Stimulate?

– August 10, 2020

“The only conceivable rationale for repeating the latest of many failed experiments with fiscal stimulus (borrowing from Peter to pay Paul) might be to ‘stimulate demand.’ But we just tried that. It didn’t work. It never works.” ~ Alan Reynolds

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