Afghanistan’s Taliban Is Evil, but Don’t Isolate the Afghan People

– August 31, 2021

“Today the situation looks bleak. But it is not set. Americans should continue to do what they can to generate an alternate future for the tormented country.” ~ Doug Bandow

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On Track for Calamitous Policy Outcomes

– August 31, 2021

“I fear that humanity’s response to Covid has put us on a terrible track, one destined to deposit us all in a horrific place.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Hurricane Ida Threatens Global Plastic Markets

– August 30, 2021

“Of the many industries which have been strained to the limit of their capacity over the last eighteen months, few have struggled as mightily as the resins and plastics sector.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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COVID-19 Vaccines and the Delta Variant

– August 30, 2021

“Government agencies should be studying North Dakota to see what they are doing right and Hawaii to see what they are doing wrong, because the answers are not vaccination rates.” ~ Gilbert G. Berdine

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Made in France: Biden’s Fiscal and Regulatory Socialism

– August 29, 2021

“President Biden has chosen to impose an old and expired French ideological import known as indicative planning. We can look forward to even more fiscal and regulatory socialism in the months and years to come.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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Book Review: American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19

– August 29, 2021

“What should courts do in these kinds of cases and how should they make the tradeoff between pursuing public health and protecting civil liberties during public health emergencies?” ~ Byron B. Carson III

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COVID-19 Mandates Will Not Work for the Delta Variant

– August 28, 2021

“There is absolutely no good reason to re-enter lockdowns and school closures or masking in response to the Delta variant. We find no evidence that this variant warrants masks in children.” ~ AIER Contributing Authors

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The Great Inflation Debate Is Missing Why Inflation Matters

– August 26, 2021

“The public debate over inflation is a great opportunity to focus on what really matters: subjecting monetary policymakers to the rule of law. Unfortunately, we’re currently squandering that opportunity to repeat pop-macroeconomic fallacies.” ~ Alexander W. Salter

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Pundits Inflate the Importance of Politics and Ideology with Regards to Vaccine Hesitancy

– August 26, 2021

“The wisest thing to do is to resist the urge to whack around your opponents for something which, let’s admit it, is mostly for your own personal gratification.” ~ Vincent Geloso

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The SNAP Boost Will Make the Poor Appear Poorer

– August 26, 2021

“Dramatic mis-measures of income provide convenient cover for a never-ending story supporting expanded redistribution because so many policies that provide resources for the poor actually make them appear poorer in official data.” ~ Gary Galles

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Absolute Power Is No Covid Safety Net

– August 26, 2021

“As historian John M. Barry, author of The Great Influenza, observed, ‘When you mix politics and science, you get politics.’ There is no safety in submission to fools, regardless of their pompous titles.” ~ James Bovard

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A $2.26 Trillion American Foreign Policy Blunder and a Big Problem for China

– August 25, 2021

“Afghanistan’s neighbors have a very challenging set of problems that need to be managed, as do the diverse peoples and interests of Afghanistan. They cannot retreat to a great island protected by two oceans.” ~ Todd Myers

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