Welcome to Word Tyranny and Cultural Balkanization

– March 15, 2021

“Before this new era of postmodern identity politics, that is; in the prior ‘modern’ Age of Enlightenment, when human beings foolishly believed in reason, evidence, and individual liberty, all of what is being insisted upon now used to be known as tyranny and criticized as dictatorship. How very silly of many of us to presume that each of us was a unique and distinct ‘I’ separate from an imposed ‘We.’ Well, we all live and learn.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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Leave the Choice of Restrictions to the Market

– March 14, 2021

“Allowing vaccinated people the opportunity to return to a freer lifestyle has an added society benefit: It surely will increase vaccination acceptance rates. The alternative — forcing vaccinated people to continue to adhere to the strictest sanitary protocols — would surely reduce the number of people willing to be vaccinated. What’s wrong with allowing businesses to choose their approach to customer safety, and customers to choose which business they patronize? Nothing. Nothing at all.” ~ Ramon P. DeGennaro

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CDC vs. Common Sense

– March 13, 2021

“Our governmental agencies are bestowed with certain powers to safeguard the lives of individuals and not to harass and subjugate them to the whims of a few narrow field ‘experts’ who have no idea about the well-being of the society as a whole. We are allowing government agencies and inept government bureaucrats and technocrats to destroy our lives and futures. Stopping Covid ‘at all costs’ will destroy us societally and globally!” ~ AIER Contributing Authors

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The New Yorker “Conundrum”

– March 12, 2021

“Is it possible that The New Yorker may be entertaining doubts about its sophomoric socialism? My prophecy: The New Yorker will return to its anguished stress on climate change, which may relieve it from following up on Paumgarten’s felicitous clowns-in-government theme until the lights start going out. Meanwhile, we can return to Judy Collins’ favorite: ‘Send in the Clowns.’ They’re always on the ready.” ~ George Gilder

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The Brutalization of College Students During Lockdowns

– March 12, 2021

“Long before Covid-19, many of higher ed’s business operations could be characterized as a self-serving job security program for administrators and faculty, fueled by the tuition payments of students who had little say in the product they received and, more broadly, the taxpayers who sustain their operations. With little surprise, the pandemic has exposed and intensified these faults.” ~ Phillip W. Magness & Jack Nicastro

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Politicized Name Calling and the Dehumanization of Difference

– March 11, 2021

“The election of 2020 caused a big ruckus for nothing. We went into the election with a mean, old elephantine POTUS and came out of it with a mean, old asinine one. Both espouse policies that are, frankly, rather Australopithecine in nature.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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A Case for ‘Operation Warp Speed’ As An Odious Form of Cronyism

– March 10, 2021

“These are questions worth asking amid all the back slapping taking place over the creation of corona-vaccines. Conservatives in particular normally think of tradeoffs, of the unseen, and of the dangers presented by partnerships between politicians and private businesses. Not now, however, which should have readers wondering if even bigger bills for political panic over the virus await.” ~ John Tamny

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Lockdowns Wrecked Democracy around the World

– March 10, 2021

“The Biden administration is reviving America’s proselytizing for democracy around the globe. But Covid-19 crackdowns are a warning for people to be wary of oppressive governments regardless of their purported mandate. The world doesn’t need any more Cage Keeper Democracies where citizens’ ballots merely designate who will place them under house arrest.” ~ James Bovard

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Masking Children: Tragic, Unscientific, and Damaging

– March 10, 2021

“Masking children is as absurd, illogical, nonsensical, and potentially dangerous as trying to stop ‘every case of Covid’ or ‘stopping Covid at all costs.’ Masks are not needed for children based on near zero risk in children. The risk of dying from Covid-19 is ‘almost zero’ for young people. The issue of masks in children is really a risk management question for parents and any decision-maker. The science is settled.” ~ AIER Contributing Authors

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Fauci and the Communists

– March 10, 2021

“It’s important to recall that the United States and over 100 countries initiated lockdowns exclusively because of the ‘data’ that was being transmitted out of Wuhan. It was faulty, unchallenged Chinese data, repeated by authoritative figures like Fauci and his colleagues, that convinced the world to undergo lockdowns and embrace early, aggressive ventilation of COVID-19 patients, among other botched, unscientific treatment and mitigation measures.” ~ Jordan Schachtel

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The Entrenchment of Lockdown Denialism

– March 9, 2021

“We cannot speak honestly about the astronomical costs of lockdowns until our mainstream media outlets at least begin to speak the word. They need to acknowledge the existence of the most devastating policy decision in many lifetimes, a use of government power we never imagined possible and one with catastrophic effects.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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The Rights of the Naturally Immune

– March 9, 2021

“The civil authorities have decided, in effect, that fully indemnified pharmaceutical companies have the de facto ‘right’ to force me to take an experimental vaccine that, in the very, very best of circumstances, will only match what my apparently well-functioning body has already given me without any side effects. And this, while straight out telling me that even if I submit to their government-coerced medical experiment I will probably still not get my full constitutional rights back. This is an important issue that needs to be addressed.” ~ Thomas Harrington

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