Beware the Allure of Simple ‘Solutions’

– June 6, 2022

“Social engineering appears doable only to those persons who, seeing only a relatively few surface phenomena, are blind to the astonishing complexity that is ever-churning beneath the surface to create those surface phenomena.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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How to Alleviate the Looming Global Hunger Crisis

– June 6, 2022

“Research shows going organic globally can only feed about half the current world population. Organic farming will lead to more expensive, scarcer food for fewer people, while gobbling up more nature.” ~ Bjorn Lomborg

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Federal Testing Debacle Multiplied COVID Carnage

– June 3, 2022

“Federal health agencies have had more blunders than practically anyone expected during this pandemic. The least that Uncle Sam can do is get out of the way of private efforts to help Americans recognize the risks in their own lives.” ~ James Bovard

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New Study Challenges CDC Evidence on School Masking

– June 1, 2022

“The results of this study demonstrate, with more data and robustness than the CDC’s own paper, that masks in schools are an ineffective tool against COVID-19. The CDC’s decision not to publish this study in their journal only further discredits the agency.” ~ David Waugh

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COVID-19 and the Labor Market

– May 31, 2022

“The last several recessions, even going back farther than 2000, have done lasting damage to the US economy, especially labor markets, and so far it appears the COVID-19 recession has been no exception.” ~ Robert F. Mulligan

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Headed for Insolvency: Biden Administration Increases US Obligations Worldwide

– May 29, 2022

“Instead of risking Americans’ lives further and longer and piling America’s debt higher and wider, President Biden should be shifting security responsibilities from the US to its defense welfare recipients.” ~ Doug Bandow

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The Academy Doesn’t Mind Harassment When It Targets the Right

– May 26, 2022

“The AAUP’s panel claims there is no leftward bias in the academy, but with AAUP officials and members condoning and supporting the harassment of faculty on the right, it’s clear that’s not true. The leftward bias in the academy is real and only appears to be getting worse.” ~ Daniel J. Smith

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Remarks Delivered at a May 2022 Covid Policy Conference

– May 26, 2022

“Mainstream economists, in my opinion, are too often too lazy when thinking about externalities – a laziness that showed up in a slew of poor commentary on COVID and COVID policy.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Let Them Eat Breast Milk

– May 24, 2022

“If you do have a full breast of milk, consider donating or selling it to starving babies, though perhaps not directly as wet nurses did in the days of old. It is still legal, for now, even in often crazy California to sell your milk.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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How Government Created the Baby Formula Shortage

– May 24, 2022

“If the Biden administration is serious about addressing the baby formula shortage, they’d forget about ‘working around the clock’ and simply abolish the protectionist policies and regulations that are making it more difficult to purchase formula.” ~ Jon Miltimore

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Cronyism Makes the Baby Formula Shortage Worse

– May 24, 2022

“When a recall or a shortage happens, parents would have far more options in a free market than in the current regulatory mess of cronyism and protectionism.” ~ Ryan Young

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Preparing for Payment System Fragility

– May 23, 2022

“Inflation creates many problems, including an increased risk of payment system glitches, like the shuttering of banking and credit card networks, leaving individuals economically stranded.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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