South Dakota: America’s Sweden

– September 17, 2020

“Under the leadership of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, the Great Plains state has effected a fortress of liberty and hope protected from the grasps of overbearing politicians. And interestingly enough, South Dakota policies echo many of the same values and approaches as Sweden, and both have uncoincidentally experienced positive outcomes.” ~ Amelia Janaskie

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Yes, 2021 Could Be Worse

– September 16, 2020

“Buck up, buckaroos, because 2021 is just a cultural construct anyway. The world will improve not on an arbitrary day but when you all decide to make it a better place.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Deeply Impacting the Economy

– September 15, 2020

“When the world suddenly changes, we want an economic system that adjusts and reflects our updated knowledge and desires. That requires prices to move, quantities to change, bankruptcies to occur and a whole lot of profiteering – whether in our world or in fictional worlds.” ~ Joakim Book

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Federal Court Holds “Stay-at-Home” Orders and Mandatory Business Closures Unconstitutional

– September 14, 2020

“Orders like Judge Stickman’s today remind the American people that they are not, actually, legally governed by fifty individual dictators, each empowered to declare at whim unlimited “emergencies” restricting basic, unalienable rights. No, we are not that.” ~ Stacey Rudin

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YouTube Censors White House Health Advisor Scott Atlas

– September 14, 2020

“Incredibly, YouTube has take down the video interview of Scott Atlas for the usual vague reasons about community standards. AIER has it embedded here.” ~ AIER

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Coase and Covid: The Individualized Option

– September 14, 2020

“The case, in short, for government-orchestrated NPIs is simply invalid. Why was Coase ignored and the individualized option never considered? And why will so many people continue to reject it?” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux & Lyle D. Albaugh

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Corona’s Culture of Coercive Compliance

– September 14, 2020

“We are not to ask certain questions, according to the politicians, the experts, our friends. It’s over when we say it’s over, they say. We must keep each other safe. So cover your nose and mouth. Stand six feet apart. Stay home. Comply.” ~ Jenin Younes

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In a War on Restaurants, Media Tout the Lockdown Narrative

– September 13, 2020

“Lockdowns have become a conclusion in a desperate search for evidence. This is precisely where we’ve been for six solid months now. The media has become the handmaiden of lockdown tyranny, blasting out simplistic versions of sketchy studies to keep the panic going as long as possible.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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The Empty Corona Chairs and the Spare Capacity Fallacy

– September 12, 2020

“Business responses to corona have shown us that unused items – from chairs and tables to urinals – still have value; they are still in use, even when nobody seems to be occupying them. Most importantly, government spending has little ability to raise that utilization. For this age-old economic fallacy, free lunches remain elusive.” ~ Joakim Book

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Defund, Defund, Defund

– September 11, 2020

“It is unclear how many grant competitions remain to be adjudicated at ED and other agencies, or how much money is at stake. But when schools, colleges, corporations, mayors, and governors say that ‘health and safety are our highest priorities,’ we should take them at their word. None of them should make any fuss when the federal government withholds funding in the name of health and safety. Otherwise, their statements about their priorities would reek of hypocrisy.” ~ Adam Kissel

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The Great LARP

– September 11, 2020

“Even more distressingly, 2020 is getting even deadlier. Violence, even murder, has increased of late, portending a potential shift from civil war games to actual civil war. And of course our civil liberties and what little fiscal and monetary discipline the federal government had left also died in 2020.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Coase and Covid

– September 10, 2020

“An implicit assumption undergirding the mandated NPIs is that ordering people to be confined at home and ‘socially distant’ from each other, despite the resulting massive disruption of economic and social activities, is the lowest cost means of protecting individuals from covid. But even if we grant here that mandated NPIs are an effective means of reducing the physiological harm caused by covid, they are not the only means of achieving this worthwhile outcome.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux & Lyle D. Albaugh

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