Heroes in a Year of Horrors

– December 22, 2020

“There are other brave and intelligent people of integrity who have resisted Covid Derangement Syndrome and spoken out against the lunacy and oppression of lockdowns. To all of you I offer my apologies if you aren’t explicitly recognized here. But above all, I offer to you my heartfelt thanks, as well as my well-wishes for a more sane and much less tyranny-soaked 2021.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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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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Yes, Follow the Science – in Every Field

– December 20, 2020

“If science had been followed in 2020 – in all fields – we’d be much healthier and wealthier than we now are. But control freaks have used Covid-19 to justify still more government controls, still more statism. In every field they’ve cited chaos as an (alleged) reason to ‘reimagine’ (i.e., sabotage) capitalism – a system they hated already, pre-virus – to promote despotism, a system they preferred already.” ~ Richard M. Salsman

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Lockdowns Do Not Control the Coronavirus: The Evidence

– December 19, 2020

“The use of universal lockdowns in the event of the appearance of a new pathogen has no precedent. It has been a science experiment in real time, with most of the human population used as lab rats. The costs are legion. The question is whether lockdowns worked to control the virus in a way that is scientifically verifiable. Based on the following studies, the answer is no.” ~ AIER Staff

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Is Covid a High Risk to Younger Adults?

– December 18, 2020

“Using actual data – and even assuming that all excess deaths in the 25-44 cohort are caused by Covid, and even if we annualize the authors’ excess-death figure to get excess deaths in this cohort of 28,800 – the chance that Covid will kill any randomly chosen member of this cohort is a minuscule 0.0329 percent.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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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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The Teachers Unions are Keeping the Schools Closed

– December 17, 2020

“At this point, confusion or debate over school openings is completely unfounded. We knew of the extremely low risk of Covid-19 for children in April.” ~ Amelia Janaskie

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Cheers for College Football’s Victory over Covid-19 Fear

– December 17, 2020

“The 2020 college football season reminds us of truths that too many Americans have forgotten in the long months since March: Sports and other “nonessential” activities make life richer and better; a person or a society can be alive and not really be living; sheltering in place until a governor or scientist gives an “all clear” is the very opposite of America’s promise of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness;” and living, like college football in many ways, is intertwined with contact, connection, community, culture and commerce.” ~ Alan W. Dowd

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The Decimal Point that Blew Up the World

– December 16, 2020

“A terminological confusion, a misplaced decimal point, a one-word error in data description, and a massive amount of arrogant presumptions about how to control a virus set in motion a series of events that turned our great and prosperous country into a disaster of confusion, demoralization, foregone medical services, closed businesses, wrecked arts and education, and long bread lines. The lockdowners who created this appalling disaster, the people who turned our trust into betrayal and a blizzard of statistical baloney, need to look at the science and data as they stand and come clean.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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