Despairing America: The Astonishing Psychological Cost of Lockdown

– December 30, 2020

“If leaders really cared about people, the clearly rational and ethical thing to do would be to fully end the unsupportable government mandates. Continuing pandemic mandates is not just destroying people’s lives and livelihoods. It is killing people.” ~ Sandy Szwarc

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Five Times this Year the New York Times Accidentally Told the Truth

– December 29, 2020

“The paper of record in 2020 shifted dramatically to the most illiberal stance possible on the virus, pushing for full lockdowns, and ignoring or burying any information that might contradict the case for this unprecedented experiment in social and economic control. This article highlights the exceptions.” ~Jeffrey Tucker

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The “Loud Words” that Ruled the Lockdowns in 2020

– December 29, 2020

“As Trenchard urged Britons in 1720, ‘Let mankind therefore learn experience from so many misfortunes, and bear no longer to hear the worst things called by the best names.’ Trenchard and Gordon’s Cato’s Letters provided ideals for the American Founders in claiming liberty. Three hundred years later, their wisdom can help us reclaim our own.” ~ Caroline Breashears

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Boiling Mad

– December 29, 2020

“Only liberty can restore the vibrancy of our dreams and end the vicious cycles of violence that have too long permeated many of our communities.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Should Dr. Birx Be Forgiven For Breaking Her Own Rules?

– December 28, 2020

“Dr. Birx weighed the dangers and rewards of the actions she was taking and made a thoughtful decision. Rather than apologizing and retreating, she should fight for the average American’s right to do the same. One could only wish.” ~ Ethan Yang

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Twelve Times the Lockdowners Were Wrong

– December 26, 2020

“This has been a year of astonishing policy failure. We are surrounded by devastation conceived and cheered by intellectuals and their political handmaidens. We trusted these people with our lives and liberties and here is what they did with that trust.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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Your Trauma and Mine: A Retrospective on 2020

– December 25, 2020

“The many layers of trauma we’ve all experienced this year are awesome to contemplate. But if you are reading this, you are like me, a survivor. We are wounded but in other ways stronger than before, more dedicated to truth, more committed to the ideals of freedom, less naive and ready to go forth in battle not to let civilization be dismantled. Rather we must defend it with everything we have to offer.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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Covid’s Lesson: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

– December 24, 2020

“Do the aristocrats want the hoi polloi to heed their dire warnings? They should lead by example. Politicians, rule thyselves. If you can’t or won’t, at least acknowledge your guiding principle, which seems to be that some animals are more equal than others.” ~ Art Carden

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Oxford’s Stringency Index is Falling Apart

– December 24, 2020

“In the spring, when the ranking roughly seemed to reflect what was happening in various countries, nobody objected to it ‒ or even looked under its hood. Now, after its strange rewriting of history and poor use of the Nordic countries show very misleading stories, nobody should trust it without looking at the details.” ~ Joakim Book

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An Incomprehensive List of Spending Bill Nonsense

– December 23, 2020

“While congressional interests guide the spending agenda, Americans will continue to suffer at the hands of the government they fund. The swamp, as we are learning, is far from drained.” ~ Peter C. Earle & Fiona Harrigan

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Singapore’s Accidental Covid Experiment: Reaching Herd Immunity Safely

– December 23, 2020

“Although it was unfortunate that the migrant workers of Singapore had to endure such appalling conditions amid a global pandemic, the data from the incident is as precise as it gets and shouldn’t be ignored. Close to half of the over 320,000 workers locked away in crowded and unsanitary facilities were exposed to Covid-19 but endured only 2 fatalities. With an infection fatality rate near zero, perhaps the greatest danger wasn’t Covid-19 but the lockdown they had to endure.” ~ Ethan Yang

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The Year Populism Was Right and the Experts Weren’t

– December 22, 2020

“Deep down 2020 has taught us that officials don’t have a clue, that they don’t control what they pretend to control, and that their measures aren’t targeted to or calibrated for stopping the spread of a virus.” ~ Joakim Book

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