Three – No, Four – Cheers for Space-Travelling Billionaires

– August 3, 2021

“Private space programs are commercial endeavors in the short term, philanthropy over the long term – on an epic scale. Expecting public magnanimity was probably foolish.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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The Rise of the Erudite Technocrats

– August 2, 2021

“The expert, as ushered into politics by people like Jan Tinbergen’s brand of highly capable and motivated scientists, has been here for a long time. Whether they’re here to stay is a different matter.” ~ Joakim Book

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Covid Policy and Outcomes

– August 2, 2021

“Science was repeatedly invoked, but at least the actions I examined here were not supported by science. The reason for this may have been identified by Lord Acton in the 19th century. ‘Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.'” ~ Gerald P. O’Driscoll, Jr.

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Let’s Not Repeat the Same Mistakes With the Delta Variant

– August 2, 2021

“The real danger with all of this is whether or not we are going to get the same incoherent set of impositions on our lives as the first few waves. Those in power should tread lightly because they truly have worn our patience thin for what is becoming far too long.” ~ Ethan Yang

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Scientific Authoritarianism Erodes Private Property and Human Liberty

– July 29, 2021

“Scientists that seek to present a unified and authoritative voice or are guided by partisan interests should not be trusted when they opine on ‘public health’ or the natural environment. Resisting the advance of scientific authoritarianism has become the front line for the protection of human liberty and the sanctity of private property.” ~ Christopher Lingle

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The Race to Win Covidfinity

– July 27, 2021

“It doesn’t much matter what the future ‘threat’ will look like, or how damaging the Delta or Epsilon variants currently seem. I’m afraid of Omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet. Though, I don’t think it’ll be a string of a pretty lame coronavirus, but something considerably worse.” ~ Joakim Book

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How a Psychic Healer Blog Convinced the Government to Fund “Long Covid” Research

– July 27, 2021

“The doors have, sadly, been thrown wide open to psychic healing and alternative wellness gibberish. Lockdowner scientists have, in turn, given these suspect claims and defective survey designs a welcome home in the most prestigious institutions of journalism, government, and the ivory tower.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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No Science Is Ever Settled

– July 22, 2021

“If you think science is when people of authority agree, you’re not just naïve but heavily deluded. Stop venerating science in the singular and start embracing its core, plural, and contentious ethos: that plenty of people are wrong about almost everything, all the time. Even – perhaps especially – those with lots to lose.” ~ Joakim Book

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Suppression Plans Straight From CCP Play Book

– July 21, 2021

“Perhaps we have advanced as a society since those pandemic plans of 2019? If so, it’s towards a more authoritarian, controlling future. As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations this year, the Chinese Communist Party might count the successful export of disease management.” ~ Adam Creighton

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‘Zero Covid’ Catastrophe: Participating Nations See New Records Across the Board

– July 16, 2021

“There are no longer any ‘success stories’ involving nations using tyrannical means in an attempt to stop a virus. Zero Covid, as any rational person could have predicted a long time ago, has failed in spectacular fashion.” ~ Jordan Schachtel

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Why Did Traffic Deaths Spike As Drivers Left Roads?

– July 5, 2021

“Perturbations, large or small, and whether deriving from natural or manmade interposings may and do lead to upheaval. The social fabric is pervasive but shockingly attenuated, and there are inevitable human and economic costs to deranging it.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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A Faster Drug Approval Process May Be Coming Soon!

– July 4, 2021

“Recent history is on the side of less oversight and more patient access. Giving less power to government agencies to decide which drugs are safe and effective and under what circumstances provides more freedom for doctors and drug producers to help patients. It’s a literal life-or-death cause worth fighting for.” ~ Raymond J. March

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