All I Want for Christmas Is Some Sanity

– December 21, 2020

“Asking Santa for full rationality this Christmas would be to request too much, like Eartha Kitt does in ‘Santa Baby’ when she begs the jolly old elf for a sable, a platinum mine, checks, and a bunch of other luxuries. I would be thrilled with just some sanity in humanity’s stockings.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Personal Liberty Sacrificed at the Altar of Covid Public Safety

– December 21, 2020

“This is a debate about the rights of the individual in relation to the state. It’s a debate about whether the ends always justify the means, and whether the risk of a tiny increase in mortality among the over-80s justifies interventions unseen in modern history.” ~ Adam Creighton

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FBI’s Newest Prerogative: Shooting Subway Passengers

– December 21, 2020

“The prerogatives of FBI agents epitomize how America is becoming a two-tiered society: those above the law and those below it; those whom the law fails to bind and those whom the law fails to protect. Sovereign immunity provides federal agents with the equivalent of legal bulletproof vests. As long as agents enjoy sweeping prerogatives for the use of deadly force, life will continue to be perilous for subway riders and damn near everybody else.” ~ James Bovard

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2020 Was Not The Worst Year Ever. Not Even Close.

– December 18, 2020

“Two thousand and twenty has…underperformed, to say the least. We were promised flying cars, and all we got were mask mandates. Has 2020 been the worst year ever, though? Not even close.” ~ Art Carden

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Book Review: Jeffrey Tucker’s Thoroughly Excellent ‘Liberty or Lockdown’

– December 18, 2020

“The author who always knew is most right and most compelling when he calls for the countering of ‘the brutalism of the lockdowns.’ That’s the only answer. No more lockdowns. Never again. Any other argument fails.” ~ John Tamny

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Will 21 Club’s Demise Finally Awaken People To New York City’s Slow Suffocation?

– December 17, 2020

“The problem was that New York’s governor and the mayor of the world’s greatest city decided they would do the thinking of the world’s most talented people, and also the protecting. Their arrogance was and is astonishing.” ~ John Tamny

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Covid and The Rise of Cage Keeper Democracy

– December 15, 2020

“The Covid pandemic is fueling many politicians’ passion for destroying Americans’ freedom based on the flimsiest pretexts. Thus far, politicians have paid no price for their constitutional demolitions. The only certainty is that much of the media and legions of activists will cheer the next lockdown.” ~ James Bovard

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The Rescue From Madness

– December 15, 2020

“With governments around the Covid world suspending everything that people value, we suddenly warped society. Truth-speakers are only listened to if they are politically expedient. We impaired the workings of a free society, voluntarily, for a promise that someone, somewhere might not catch the flu.” ~ Joakim Book

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Opponents of Liberty Remain Misguided Sore Winners

– December 15, 2020

“Be assured that when the interventionist-welfare state policies are intensified and made more intrusive into the social and economic fabric of American society, and when, over time, it brings about more corruption, privilege, stagnation, and social hostility, the Joseph Stiglitz’s of the world likely will not admit that the cause has been the political paternalism and social engineering for which they so much never stop yearning.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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The Work of AIER and Its Future

– December 14, 2020

“We are called upon again to exercise creativity and moral courage in defense of the ideals of freedom. The power of that courage is often underestimated. The road back to sanity and liberty is treacherous and twisted, with dangers and barriers at every step, but it is navigable. The battle can be won.” ~ Edward Peter Stringham

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Closing Restaurants Is Unscientific and Dangerous

– December 14, 2020

“Restaurant closures represent an attack on some of the most sacred cultural institutions in society that will not only further degrade our social fabric, but also generate tremendous economic damage to already devastated communities. In light of the mounting evidence (scientific, economic, and social), restaurant closures will only guarantee to further exacerbate existing calamity while providing little in return.” ~ Ethan Yang

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Tyranny During Its Reign Is Unrecognized by Its Victims

– December 14, 2020

“As with all tyranny, the truth will eventually emerge. In the future, people’s eyes will open to the exaggerations, half-truths, distortions, and outright lies used to excuse today’s tyrannical restrictions. Someday people will look back on 2020 and see it as a year in which tyranny darkened the globe.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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