The Devil Didn’t Make ’Em Do It, and Neither Did the Pandemic

– October 21, 2021

“Believing Covid shuts down businesses, closes schools, causes substance abuse, requires emergency orders, and so forth requires the unstated presumption that individuals are not the ones choosing. It’s a signature fallacy in the Covid era, and one that I had thought people would have given up by now.” ~ Jon Sanders

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Let’s Save Liberal Education by Rethinking It

– October 21, 2021

“Those of us who believe there is more to life than consumption and production have a duty to explain why liberal education matters. It is a duty that is not only to ourselves but, more importantly, to our students, if we wish them to be good citizens and good people, and truly to be free.” ~ Lee Trepanier

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Military Spending Is Not the Same As Defense Spending

– October 21, 2021

“Washington’s policy making elite should impose truth in advertising on the Defense Department by returning its name to the Department of War. Today, unfortunately, Washington makes war far more often than it defends the American people.” ~ Doug Bandow

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Why Authoritarianism Must Prevail

– October 20, 2021

“America and the rest of the West have been sliding down the slippery slope of statism for so long that they are now rapidly approaching the precipice that ends in rock bottom. Will liberty be crushed and a new dark age commence?” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Threatened Shutdowns Show Government is the Problem

– October 20, 2021

“The problems expressed in political shutdown posturing, and battles arising from government failure to perform duties it has arrogated to itself, provide no endorsement for placing even more power over us into government hands.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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The FDA’s War Against the Truth on Ivermectin

– October 18, 2021

“The FDA spreads lies and alarms Americans while preventing drug companies from providing us with scientific explorations of existing, promising, generic drugs.” ~ Charles L. Hooper & David R. Henderson

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The Crime Dividend of Pandemic Policies

– October 18, 2021

“The tradeoffs of pandemic policies were apparent early on, and now include mounting levels of fraud, theft, and violence. Although it is unlikely, hopefully that revelation will inform future policy choices.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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The Distorted Market for Woke Capitalism

– October 17, 2021

“The process of awakening corporate America from wokeness will need to be as much a cultural enterprise as it is an exercise in returning business to its proper function in the economy and society more generally.” ~ Samuel Gregg

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Pennsylvania’s Road to Serfdom (and Freedom’s to Perdition)

– October 14, 2021

“Pennsylvania’s updated ‘climate action plan,’ as were all previous plans, is a recipe for economic disaster and society’s mutual demise. Never has such ‘forward thinking’ been so utterly backward and ignorant.” ~ Colin McNickle

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Capital Accumulation and the Reconciliation Package

– October 13, 2021

“Misguided tax hikes on businesses and individuals that discourage saving and diminish funds for private investment must be avoided. Neglecting this legislation’s adverse impact on capital accumulation means robbing future prosperity for the sake of the present social ends.” ~ Theodore A. Gebhard

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What Are the Nobel Journalists Doing?

– October 12, 2021

“I’m always surprised at the unbelievably poor quality of questions journalists pose to the newly minted laureates. The profession of the Fourth Estate is indeed in hopeless decline; nowhere is this as clear as in watching the econ Nobel be announced.” ~ Joakim Book

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Security Theatre and Covering One’s Buttocks

– October 11, 2021

“People still believe the erroneous and absurdly exaggerated fears that our political and journalistic merchants of fear released a year-and-a-half ago. How long we’ll carry the mistakes of Covid is anybody’s guess, but we’ll play a lot of security theatre until then.” ~ Joakim Book

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