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The Internet Is No Substitute for Real Life

– June 12, 2020

“Remember that many commercial enterprises provide you not only with the goods and services you desire, but the vital space with which we all need to craft friendships, trust, and empathy. Without that, economies don’t function well. No supply-and-demand graph can ever capture that fully. You have to live it to believe it.” ~ Tony Gill

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The Day First-World Problems Became Real

– June 12, 2020

“We’ve learned that government can and will destroy our prosperity and rights under the smallest pretext. We can no longer take our freedom and opportunities for granted. We must work unrelentingly to get back what we had and make sure we lockdown our governments so that nothing like this will ever happen again.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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America Rediscovers Empathy

America Rediscovers Empathy

– June 7, 2020

“Perhaps we somehow had to go through this time to experience the kind of world in which we do not want to live – closed, cold, cruel – and to remember what we do want for ourselves and country: to be good people who care for others and show it in the warm sunlight of freedom.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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A Stay-At-Home Summer Travelogue

– May 29, 2020

“One of the reasons we travel, and interact with people different from ourselves, is that we need to remember that things we take for granted could be done differently, and maybe improved.” ~ Michael Munger

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Economics Just Lost Two Giants

– May 29, 2020

“These thinkers are united by their devotion to understanding the institutions which underpin free and flourishing societies. They both understood that society’s “rules of the game” structure the incentives that economic actors face and downstream of these incentives lie the economic outcomes—for better or for worse.” ~ Caleb Fuller

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Free Speech Is Not Just Partisan Speech with Which You Agree

Free Speech Is Not Just Partisan Speech with Which You Agree

– May 29, 2020

“President Trump — and your supporters — lay off Twitter, and the other tech media platforms. All politicians of every political party should stop attacking the media and declare their support for the First Amendment.” ~ Raymond Niles

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World of Warcraft’s Corrupted Blood Outbreak is Not a Model for COVID-19

– May 28, 2020

“The World of Warcraft Corrupted Blood outbreak (2005) is only an accurate simulation of how fantasy game players respond to a virtual epidemic.”~Peter C. Earle

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The Climate Impact of Meat

– May 25, 2020

“Ideologues have no patience with nuances…It’s ‘go vegan’ or ‘go home.’ It doesn’t matter much what the facts are, as long as The Cause is advanced.” ~ Joakim Book

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Lockdown Suicide Data Reveal Predictable Tragedy

– May 22, 2020

Data will be pouring in for many months and years: suicides, overdoses, domestic abuse, and every manner of social pathology. For years we will be left with the question of why. It’s too early for final answers, but the question will haunt us for the rest of our lives.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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Good Riddance to “Basic Life Skills”

– May 22, 2020

“We are able to lead fuller and richer lives thanks to the global division of labor, and the “basic” life skills about which so many people fret are, it turns out, not so basic after all.” ~ Art Carden

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Masked Lockdowns are UnAmerican

– May 19, 2020

Americans don’t quarantine out of fear of viruses, nor do these rugged individualists uniformly don masks to protect themselves. Instead, Americans are the solution to whatever the problem is; always too busy and productive to be held back by shelter-in-place orders and fears of N-95 shortages.

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Woodstaock Occured in the Middle of a Pandemic

Woodstock Occurred in the Middle of a Pandemic

– May 1, 2020

“The contrast between 1968 and 2020 couldn’t be more striking. They were smart. We are idiots. Or at least our governments are.” ~Jeffrey Tucker

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