The “Loud Words” that Ruled the Lockdowns in 2020

– December 29, 2020

“As Trenchard urged Britons in 1720, ‘Let mankind therefore learn experience from so many misfortunes, and bear no longer to hear the worst things called by the best names.’ Trenchard and Gordon’s Cato’s Letters provided ideals for the American Founders in claiming liberty. Three hundred years later, their wisdom can help us reclaim our own.” ~ Caroline Breashears

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Boiling Mad

– December 29, 2020

“Only liberty can restore the vibrancy of our dreams and end the vicious cycles of violence that have too long permeated many of our communities.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Should Dr. Birx Be Forgiven For Breaking Her Own Rules?

– December 28, 2020

“Dr. Birx weighed the dangers and rewards of the actions she was taking and made a thoughtful decision. Rather than apologizing and retreating, she should fight for the average American’s right to do the same. One could only wish.” ~ Ethan Yang

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Twelve Principles of International Trade: Part 3

– December 28, 2020

“The notion that people will be enriched if their government artificially impedes their access to goods and services is as detached from reality as is the belief that the future can be revealed through astrology.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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A Republic if You Can Keep It

– December 25, 2020

“Justice Gorsuch’s book reminds us that our government exists primarily to protect our freedom and that this framework is something we ought to work to preserve. Preserve not just for ourselves but for future generations of Americans so that they too may experience what it is like to live free.” ~ Ethan Yang

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Drink Your Coffee, Be Considerate, and Fight Covid-19

– December 25, 2020

“Lockdowns are a blunt policy instrument typical of government officials who can only pretend to know how individuals make choices and the tradeoffs they face. However, we can still be considerate of the choices people make and fight Covid-19.” ~ Byron Carson

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Covid’s Lesson: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

– December 24, 2020

“Do the aristocrats want the hoi polloi to heed their dire warnings? They should lead by example. Politicians, rule thyselves. If you can’t or won’t, at least acknowledge your guiding principle, which seems to be that some animals are more equal than others.” ~ Art Carden

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An Incomprehensive List of Spending Bill Nonsense

– December 23, 2020

“While congressional interests guide the spending agenda, Americans will continue to suffer at the hands of the government they fund. The swamp, as we are learning, is far from drained.” ~ Peter C. Earle & Fiona Harrigan

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Private Charity versus the Political Grinches

– December 23, 2020

“We should not forget the power of the private sector not only in the marketplace of profit-making supply and demand, but in the charitable good works and efforts of voluntary giving in the other institutions of a free civil society. Let us not forget that benevolent caring, sharing and gift-giving is what the spirit of Christmas is really all about, and most especially in a society of liberty.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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Singapore’s Accidental Covid Experiment: Reaching Herd Immunity Safely

– December 23, 2020

“Although it was unfortunate that the migrant workers of Singapore had to endure such appalling conditions amid a global pandemic, the data from the incident is as precise as it gets and shouldn’t be ignored. Close to half of the over 320,000 workers locked away in crowded and unsanitary facilities were exposed to Covid-19 but endured only 2 fatalities. With an infection fatality rate near zero, perhaps the greatest danger wasn’t Covid-19 but the lockdown they had to endure.” ~ Ethan Yang

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The Year Populism Was Right and the Experts Weren’t

– December 22, 2020

“Deep down 2020 has taught us that officials don’t have a clue, that they don’t control what they pretend to control, and that their measures aren’t targeted to or calibrated for stopping the spread of a virus.” ~ Joakim Book

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Personal Liberty Sacrificed at the Altar of Covid Public Safety

– December 21, 2020

“This is a debate about the rights of the individual in relation to the state. It’s a debate about whether the ends always justify the means, and whether the risk of a tiny increase in mortality among the over-80s justifies interventions unseen in modern history.” ~ Adam Creighton

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