Faces of Lockdowns

– January 23, 2021

Since March 2020, New York City has faced a constant back and forth of new and revised Covid-19 regulations. Although these policies initially appear helpful in Covid mitigation, they are not only ineffective but extremely harmful to people and their livelihoods. We spoke to a few working New Yorkers and found the situation to be just as suspected: businesses on the brink of shutting down for good, students struggling to learn, and unmatched frustration. The anecdotal videos provide a glimpse into the lives of many people in New York City.


Will the Trade War with China End Soon? (Video)

– January 13, 2021

“The trade struggles with China began January 2018. Contrary to promises, it was not an easy win for the US. Tensions mounted to become a full-scale trade war. Then in 2020, administration officials began seriously to speak of an decoupling of the US and China – an unthinkably costly step in a digital world in which complex supply chains all over the world are essential to economic functioning. China, meanwhile, forged ahead making trade deals with countries all over the world. ” ~ Edward Stringham


On Living In Harmony With Nature

– January 4, 2021

“No widespread event in my lifetime comes close to the Covid lockdowns as an instance in which we human beings have so ignorantly and arrogantly chosen to live not merely inharmoniously with nature but in direct and hostile opposition to it. The final price we pay for this folly will be astronomical.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


When I Knew More Than Hayek

– December 31, 2020

“The main problem with central planning is that a great many dispersed individuals have local knowledge that cannot be collected and processed even by the most noble, intelligent, and hard-working planner. Progress against Covid-19 requires respecting the message of Hayek’s paper, by heeding the local knowledge of doctors fighting Covid-19 in their clinics and hospitals.” ~ Arthur M. Diamond, Jr.


How We Dealt With The Flu in ‘69 (Video)

– December 24, 2020

Covid-19 is another in a long series of pandemics that have been part of the human experience. Somehow we managed to cobble together the idea of freedom in any case. The most recent serious pandemic of 1968-69 is almost forgotten today – and was hardly paid attention to at all at the time but for the medical professionals who treated it. It was deadly and serious. In those years, we also experienced extraordinary advances in politics, technology, and the arts. We did not shut down.


Why Did the U.S. Copy China on Virus Control?

– December 8, 2020

“Our governments are ignoring public health ethics. They have hijacked science, imposed life-altering edicts based on bad theories, manipulated everyone with media and technology, and now tell us we can never return to normal. What is the endgame? It can’t be good.” ~ Stacey Rudin


In Memoriam: Walter E. Williams, 1936-2020

– December 5, 2020

“Williams was a towering intellect who made the economic way of thinking come alive to generations of undergraduates, graduate students, readers, and anyone who would listen. He suffered no fools, which incidentally appears as the title of the 2014 Free to Choose Network documentary on his life and work. To adapt an African proverb, the best time to start reading Walter Williams’ work is twenty years ago. The second best time is right now.” ~ Art Carden


An Education in Viruses and Public Health, from Michael Yeadon, Former VP of Pfizer

– November 21, 2020

This video provides one of the most erudite and informative looks at Covid-19 and the consequences of lockdowns. It was remarkable this week to watch as it appeared on YouTube and was forcibly taken down only 2 hours after posting. The copy below is hosted on LBRY, a blockchain video application. In a year of fantastic educational content, this is one of the best we’ve seen.


Will Consumer Confidence Return? (Video, BBC)

– November 14, 2020

“With Joe Biden declared President Elect for the 2020 electoral race, the focus now shifts to markets and policy makers in their reaction to America’s next administration. I joined the BBC to discuss the latest developments.” ~ Edward Stringham


Lockdowns: The Great Debate

– November 6, 2020

Tonight, the Journal of the American Medical Association is finally permitting some debate on lockdowns on their very influential YouTube channel. The debate will be between Harvard’s lockdown architect Dr. Marc Lipsitch and Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya of Stanford, one of three primary authors of the Great Barrington Declaration. It will be moderated by Dr. Howard Bauchner, who is the editor of JAMA and a busy podcaster who hosts regular video updates from Dr. Anthony Fauci.


What Is Herd Immunity? (video)

– October 15, 2020

The following video, recorded Oct 4, 2020, as part of a meeting of epidemiologists and journalists, features, seeks to explain the basics of viruses and their spread.


A New Film on the Life and Work of Ludwig von Mises

– October 13, 2020

A new film about Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) is a major achievement in getting the word out by this mighty intellectual of the 20th century. It tells the story of his life and work through interviews with top scholars and writers. Featured in this film are the following associates of AIER: Peter Boettke, Edward Stringham, Peter C. Earle, Jeffrey Tucker, and Gregory van Kipnis, along with many others. Many parts were filmed at the campus of AIER.