Liberate America from this Draconian Lockdown (Video)

– April 19, 2020

You can’t mitigate a disease by destroying the people’s liberty and property. The costs of the shutdown have been unspeakably high and get worse by the day. Those costs must be considered alongside those of Covid-19 itself.

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Who Is John Ioannidis?

Who Is John Ioannidis?

– April 19, 2020

John Ioannidis had taken a careful look at the reproducibility of findings only to discover that most fail. He wanted to know why, and delineated five factors that give rise to fake science.

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Can Medical Supply Autarky Save Us from Pandemics?

– April 19, 2020

When proposing expansions of government power we must recognize the powers in question will not be wielded by philosopher-kings. They will be wielded by actually existing politicians and bureaucrats, with all their biases and imperfections.

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That Time Jesus Was Quarantined

– April 19, 2020

Our times have reminded us that being called diseased is like other forms of social division that drive people apart and make them more dependent on power. It leads people to fear, hate, and separate. Jesus too not only addressed that topic; he lived it, even at the penalty of personal quarantine.

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Work Is Happiness, but Politicians Destroyed It

– April 18, 2020

The problem yet again is that politicians on all levels panicked, and having panicked, they foisted cruel, one-size-fits-all solutions on their constituents that resulted in sick-inducing job loss and bankruptcy. In the process they robbed millions of what gives them daily meaning and happiness.

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The Scandinavian Experiment: Open vs Close

– April 18, 2020

For many countries abruptly closing commerce and civic life altogether, it’s still too early based on mortality statistics to say “overreaction.” But that’s what it looks like.

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Pandemics and the Great Mind Fallacy

– April 17, 2020

A lot of people stop listening to economists when struggle to precisely articulate and explain the “solution” in minute detail. Yet it is precisely because we cannot specify in advance precisely how ‘the market’ will address the problem that makes markets indispensable.

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Soaring Unemployment Benefits Will Delay Recovery

– April 17, 2020

Policymaking is not easy. And policymaking in a pandemic is harder still. The CARES Act is a huge expenditure package. Some of it is likely to promote a speedy recovery. But some of it will drag the recession out unnecessarily.

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Free to Choose a Possible Cure

– April 17, 2020

Of course much is uncertain. The outcomes of racing in NASCAR, climbing Mount Everest, and launching into space are uncertain. Yet we allow adults to choose to race, climb, and launch. So, how can we forbid a patient with Covid-19 from taking experimental drugs?

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Well, That Unraveled Quickly

– April 16, 2020

The core realization we face right now is that it is not possible to stop and start an economy; nor is it possible to distinguish between essential and nonessential. The commercial society is a web in which everyone and everything is connected with everyone and everything else.

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Don’t Plan to Reopen; Just Reopen

– April 16, 2020

Freedom isn’t some feel-good, amorphous chant. It’s in fact pro-life and pro-growth simply because free people acting without forced limits show us through their successes and failures how to get by, and thrive, in life.

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Virtual Seminars on the World Crisis (Video)

– April 15, 2020

If there is one lesson we should learn it is that diseases should be managed as medical matters, not opportunities for politicians and regulators to try out their theories and powers on the rest of the population.

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