Topic: Government

What Economics Can Tell Us About Mandating Vaccines

– February 9, 2022

“The question as to whether the vaccine should be mandatory begins with economics. What economics clearly tells us is that, at its root, this question revolves around property rights.” ~ Antony Davies

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FDA’s Non Solution

– February 9, 2022

“HACCP is not a solution; it’s an instruction to find a solution. In this case, water contamination on farms, the FDA should admit it doesn’t have a solution. Sometimes, that’s the answer and the best possible thing they can do is to do nothing.” ~ Richard Williams

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Understanding GDP

– February 8, 2022

“GDP is a crude measure of economic performance, but it captures a tremendous amount of information in a single number. It provides a one-dimensional measure of the output of a complex and multidimensional modern exchange economy.” ~ Robert F. Mulligan

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On Skepticism of Covid-19 Vaccines

– February 8, 2022

“Vaccination against Covid is insisted upon with the same fervor that religious zealots exhibited centuries ago when insisting upon the truths of their particular dogmas. Sensible people are naturally suspicious of such dogmatism and will resist becoming its victims.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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CDC Spreads Misinformation on Masking, Not Science

– February 7, 2022

“The American people are being misled, and they know it. Their trust in the CDC is falling. The CDC’s actions have completely bewildered the American people. If it continues down this road, it will only erode what little credibility it has left.” ~ David Waugh & Amelia Janaskie

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Covid-19’s Ratchet Effect is Becoming Endemic

– February 7, 2022

“Crises end, but newly designated powers and increased budgets governments receive throughout seldom end with them. Instead, government power exhibits a ratchet effect, never diminishing to pre-crisis levels.” ~ Raymond J. March

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A Review of Weber’s Bureaucratic Method and Why Today’s Bureaucrats Should Take Note

– February 6, 2022

“While organizations today would likely be stunted by Weber’s assertions for rules and rigidity, political pundits may be kept better in line and on task if they were to be managed properly in structural reform and with a hefty amount of accountability.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson

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What Can Hayek Say About Public Health?

– February 5, 2022

“Public health as art, following Hayek, becomes a social science, or the study of how people make choices based on their values and tacit knowledge, how they interact with others, and how those behaviors and interactions influence health.” ~ Byron B. Carson III

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Families Are Fed up with Big Labor-Dominated Schools

– February 4, 2022

“Over the years, millions of mothers and fathers have expressed their views by voting with their feet. And Census Bureau data plainly show that parents, when they have a choice, prefer not to have their kids educated in states where government union officials wield the most clout.” ~ Stan Greer

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$30 Trillion With Neither a Whimper or Bang

– February 4, 2022

“On February 1st 2022 the US national debt surpassed $30 Trillion for the first time – just as the Fed is preparing a hiking campaign. Political decisions to trade the future for the present tempt further assaults upon the ever-declining soundness of the US dollar.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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Biden’s Fed Nominees a Tit-for-Tat Response to Trump’s

– February 3, 2022

“Fortunately, especially for the regular people who would stand to suffer the most under a politicized Fed, there were enough conservatives to band together to block Trump. Will there be enough principled liberals to sanction Biden?” ~ Daniel J. Smith

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Reality Decides, in Economics and Evolutionary Biology Alike

– February 3, 2022

“An evolutionary lens isn’t just a corrective for how to live in the 21st century and how to understand our modern predicaments. It also teaches you how markets work, what constraints reality puts on us, and how to consider outcomes you don’t like.” ~ Joakim Book

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