Can Private Businesses Legally and Morally Force Customers to Wear Masks?

– March 18, 2021

“In practical terms, businesses may fear that if they do not keep up pandemic LARPing frightened members of the public may take their business elsewhere. Any decent business, though, knows how to handle heterogeneous customer preferences. Transition back to normal by initiating masked and maskless hours or locations and allow customers and employees to opt into either based on their preferences.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Biden’s “Burn-Rate” Rescue Act

– March 17, 2021

“The Supreme Court warned in 1971, ‘The history of government grants of a continuing cash subsidy indicates that such programs have almost always been accompanied by varying measures of control and surveillance.’ The only certainty is that the ultimate bill for the ongoing deluge of federal benefits will be far higher in taxes and lost prosperity than politicians admit. Will Americans recognize the MAAWS peril to their own rights and liberties?” ~ James Bovard

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More “Covid Suicides” than Covid Deaths in Kids

– March 17, 2021

“Society needs to remember that the stolen Covid generation will one day run the country. Teachers resisting returning to class should recognize that this generation currently locked-in to bedroom Zoom classes will one day care for us in our old age. And politicians should remember that this generation whose rights have so blatantly been violated will soon be able to vote.” ~ Micha Gartz

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Do Some Workers And Business Owners Secretly Prefer Lockdown Misery?

– March 16, 2021

“About what’s been said, it should be stressed once again that it’s in no way a defense of the indefensible lockdowns. It’s merely an attempt to understand why some might prefer that the indefensible remain. One possibility is that a lack of competition is comfort for those who would prefer not to compete.” ~ John Tamny

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Unemployment in Free vs. Locked-Down States

– March 16, 2021

“States like New York and California, where millions have been driven into financial ruin, imposed top-down draconian measures in order to ‘stop the spread.’ They have only registered significantly worse outcomes, on both a disease burden front in addition to the ruinous economic and societal side effects of lockdowns. Not a single top-down restriction supposedly intended to ‘stop the spread’ did anything statistically demonstrable to quell the virus problem.” ~ Jordan Schachtel

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The Gradual Return of Good Sense

– March 15, 2021

“The lockdowners committed themselves to something previously unthinkable. To admit error at this point is too intellectually and psychologically upsetting. Regardless, we can be confident that as the years roll on, there will be a growing consensus that, as Jay Bhattacharya has said, lockdowns are the worst policy error of our lifetimes and many generations.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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Non-COVID Death Epidemic of the Future

– March 15, 2021

“There will be a rash of deaths that could have been prevented in the recent past and more so in the coming future, from not-screening, not diagnosing and not being able to care for. We might all rue the day when the public health policy experts did not consider the ramifications of their singular tunnel-vision focus.” ~ Parvez Dara, MD, FACP, MBA

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The One-Year Anniversary of Lockdowns

– March 15, 2021

“The trauma of 2020 will be felt decades hence. The healing will only come from honesty and truth, and a thorough rejection of the folly, duplicity, and deception that has defined our era.” ~ Edward Stringham

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Welcome to Word Tyranny and Cultural Balkanization

– March 15, 2021

“Before this new era of postmodern identity politics, that is; in the prior ‘modern’ Age of Enlightenment, when human beings foolishly believed in reason, evidence, and individual liberty, all of what is being insisted upon now used to be known as tyranny and criticized as dictatorship. How very silly of many of us to presume that each of us was a unique and distinct ‘I’ separate from an imposed ‘We.’ Well, we all live and learn.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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CDC vs. Common Sense

– March 13, 2021

“Our governmental agencies are bestowed with certain powers to safeguard the lives of individuals and not to harass and subjugate them to the whims of a few narrow field ‘experts’ who have no idea about the well-being of the society as a whole. We are allowing government agencies and inept government bureaucrats and technocrats to destroy our lives and futures. Stopping Covid ‘at all costs’ will destroy us societally and globally!” ~ AIER Contributing Authors

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What Inapt Pandemic Response Is Doing to Our Societies

– March 12, 2021

“That Wall Street Journal editorial doesn’t muck about with qualifications: ‘The goal of this Democratic program isn’t Covid relief. The point is to expand and solidify the role of government as the guarantor of every American’s income unlinked to any obligation to work.’ Salute your new Washington savior; (s)he’s probably here to stay.” ~ Joakim Book

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The Brutalization of College Students During Lockdowns

– March 12, 2021

“Long before Covid-19, many of higher ed’s business operations could be characterized as a self-serving job security program for administrators and faculty, fueled by the tuition payments of students who had little say in the product they received and, more broadly, the taxpayers who sustain their operations. With little surprise, the pandemic has exposed and intensified these faults.” ~ Phillip W. Magness & Jack Nicastro

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