The Liberal-Left Has Gone Fully Illiberal

– January 9, 2021

“Human rights are negotiable under this new ideology. I am not certain what this political theory should be called – perhaps left-wing authoritarianism – but it bears no resemblance to liberalism whatsoever. To the extent we have not gone quite as far as China in violating human rights in the quest to suppress the virus, the consensus on the liberal-left is plain: we have not gone far enough.” ~ Jenin Younes

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Where is Jack Ma?

– January 9, 2021

“The disappearance of Jack Ma demonstrates the truth that economic freedom and social freedom are not mutually exclusive. While we should condemn the Chinese government’s actions, we should also be cautious of rising authoritarian tendencies here at home, whether it’s towards our civil rights or our economic freedom.” ~ Ethan Yang

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The Playoffs Are Coming to Buffalo. Fans Don’t Want Andrew Cuomo There

– January 8, 2021

“Here’s to hoping the governor will learn an important lesson: His contradictions are becoming increasingly obvious, and people are growing less tolerant of his questionable pandemic logic. Without rhyme, reason, or adherence to restrictions among the political elite, the compliance of the public will undoubtedly waver.” ~ Fiona Harrigan

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The West Is Responsible for Its Self-Destruction

– January 6, 2021

“If we want to maintain our republic, and Western society as a whole, we need to remember the principles that we stand for, and reject the dictates coming down from maniacal politicians and bureaucrats who seek to slowly chip away at our individual liberties.” ~ Jordan Schachtel

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Should the US Have Been More like Pacific Countries?

– January 5, 2021

“Those wishing to use Australia as a ‘model’ for the United States would be wise to investigate other causes besides lockdowns that explain their differences. They may also soon find that some of those causes are not only incapable of being replicated elsewhere – they also defy the same experts’ pretenses of actually controlling what they imagine they can design through a centrally planned suite of restrictive lockdowns.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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The Monsters Are Due on Nantucket Island

– January 5, 2021

“Turning on others with whom we are interdependent is a form of mental illness. The worst economic and social consequences of the pandemic will be over when we decide to wake up from our psychosis. Isolated leaders will never sound the all-clear signal. Our choice is to withdraw our belief in their madness.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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China Was More Dangerous When It Was Poor

– January 4, 2021

“In an economic sense, similarities between the U.S. and China are greater than some want to believe. Thank goodness they are. Unlike when China was poor, nowadays its people have a rooting interest in our success. And our people benefit from their success.” ~ John Tamny

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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

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Pandemic Response Is Our Vietnam

– January 4, 2021

“People are starting to question the failed strategy of lockdowns, much as they questioned the wisdom of LBJ’s Vietnam strategy. While nonviolent protest is certainly warranted, especially when it comes to the pressing need for our children to return to school, we need an end to the ‘state of emergency’ that enables governors and mayors to lock us down in the first place.” ~ Donald Siegel & Robert Sauer

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Freedom versus Paternalism in the Coming Decade

– January 3, 2021

“There appears to be a groundswell of economic ignorance and stupidity facing us, and even more than usual. What this means for friends of freedom and practitioners of sound, free market economics, however, is a need to redouble our efforts, and not wallow in despair and disappointment. Bad policies inescapably bring about undesirable and counterproductive effects. But their very failures can serve as openings to more reasonable and rational policies looking to the future.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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Study Highlights Blinding Moral Bias Against Questioning Lockdowns

– January 2, 2021

“Covid-19 will come and go but the actions we take will have lasting consequences. Keeping our feelings in check will not only allow us to make smarter decisions, but walk out of this not being ashamed of how we treated each other.” ~ Ethan Yang

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Lockdowns are Killing Young Adults

– January 1, 2021

“Like so many instances before, another top medical journal has now contributed to the widespread dissemination of incomplete and misleading scientific inferences. Our news media then predictably seized on the same faulty conclusions and shoehorned them into a political narrative that confirmed their own pro-lockdown ideological commitments.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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