It’s Time to Undo the Harm the CDC Has Done to Pain Patients

– September 24, 2022

“When a government agency ‘recommends’ a policy, it’s akin to a recommendation from Tony Soprano; it is inevitably interpreted as a mandate, obeyed by state and federal agencies, health insurers, and even pharmacies.” ~ Jeffrey A. Singer & Josh Bloom

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The Great Authoritarian Arms Race

– September 22, 2022

“Now is not the time to ‘retire the both-sides-ism trope.’ It’s time that an anti-authoritarian coalition turns against affective polarization and the impulse to pick a team. It’s time we call out authoritarianism anywhere it rears its head.” ~ Max Borders

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Tribalism and Electoral Politics

– September 22, 2022

“Humans still have those tribal instincts, and politicians can play them differently by defining who they include in their ‘us’ group and who they define as ‘them.’ Their strategies are fully intentional.” ~ Randall G. Holcombe

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Measuring the Spread of DEI

– September 19, 2022

“An old adage of management is that you can’t improve or fix what you don’t measure. Our diagnostic is a first attempt to create a simple way to measure the scourge of DEI ideology in American higher education.” ~ Bruce Gilley

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Opposing Totalitarians Who Are “Dizzy with Success”

– September 18, 2022

“Totalitarians become ‘dizzy with success’ only when the masses enable them. If moral courage is in short supply when the costs of opposition are relatively low, the worst becomes inevitable.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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The Descent into Tyranny

– September 18, 2022

“We must bravely speak out against the governmentalization of social affairs and against the unjust sentiments and beliefs that forward it.” ~ Daniel B. Klein & Michael C. Munger

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Five Questions for Fed Chair Jerome Powell

– September 16, 2022

“After each meeting, Chair Powell holds a press conference where he takes questions from the media. Most reporters ask about the state of inflation or the Fed’s interest rate decisions, while important policy questions go unasked.” ~ Thomas L. Hogan

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The Road to Serfdom is Paved by Conservatives

– September 13, 2022

“While once at least paying lip service to limited government, fiscal prudence, and personal responsibility, conservatives now ignore the size of government and fiscal responsibility.” ~ Veronique de Rugy

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No, Hyperinflation Is Not Right Around the Corner

– September 13, 2022

“The pursuit of sound money is more profitably directed at identifying profligate monetary policy measures, rather than the consequenceless prediction of extraordinary, and extraordinarily unlikely, outcomes.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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United Kingdom Data Show the U.S. Public Is Badly Served by the FDA

– September 12, 2022

“The American public is badly served by the FDA’s incompetence, while the U.K. is actively acknowledging and embracing tobacco harm reduction. Adults who smoke in America deserve better than a regulatory agency that has lost sight of its prime purpose — saving lives, not petty politics.” ~ Martin Cullip

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Trust is Busted. Let’s Bust the Trust.

– September 11, 2022

“If we don’t soon make such changes, brutal circumstances will make them for us. The technocrat’s machine has begun to sputter and stall. Let’s break up the monopoly. We will trust the institutions we build and use together.” ~ Max Borders

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The Maldistribution of Wealth

– September 10, 2022

“A system based on voluntary exchange is much more equitable than the system sought by progressives, who want to perpetuate and expand the maldistribution system where a small percentage of the population loots the rest under the guise of law.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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