Born Unequal: Pondering the Natural Lottery

– September 16, 2021

“Maybe I’m just a dreamer. But I think nonviolence and compassion can motivate a million acts of kindness towards those born with less.” ~ Max Borders


Do Not Trust the Cargo-cult Science

– September 13, 2021

“Trust the science? I am a staunch advocate of the scientific method. But slogans are not science, and they serve primarily to hide weaknesses rather than reveal strengths.” ~ James E. Hanley


Galileo versus the CDC

– September 12, 2021

“You don’t help scientists learn the truth by shielding them from counterarguments – you largely destroy the most important source of that vital pressure to keep searching for the truth.” ~ Chris Bateman


98% Propaganda

– September 2, 2021

“Authoritarianism indoctrinates its votaries and buffaloes others into a false and oversimplified worldview, in which the only important factor is vaccination. But the causes of hospitalization and death are multifarious.” ~ Daniel B. Klein


Climate Science: Seeking Truth or Defending Consensus?

– September 1, 2021

“Political agents can be expected to look to ‘science’ to provide a cover for expanded interventions or claims on resources that were previously considered to be unacceptable.” ~ Christopher Lingle


Increasing Evidence that Lockdowns and Social Distancing are Harming Kids

– September 1, 2021

“It is not too late to stop such destructive policies going forward or to ensure that we learn from this disastrous episode in public health history.” ~ Zachary Yost


COVID-19 Vaccines and the Delta Variant

– August 30, 2021

“Government agencies should be studying North Dakota to see what they are doing right and Hawaii to see what they are doing wrong, because the answers are not vaccination rates.” ~ Gilbert G. Berdine


Book Review: American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19

– August 29, 2021

“What should courts do in these kinds of cases and how should they make the tradeoff between pursuing public health and protecting civil liberties during public health emergencies?” ~ Byron B. Carson III


COVID-19 Mandates Will Not Work for the Delta Variant

– August 28, 2021

“There is absolutely no good reason to re-enter lockdowns and school closures or masking in response to the Delta variant. We find no evidence that this variant warrants masks in children.” ~ AIER Contributing Authors


Lockdown DIY Injuries: A Lagging Indicator?

– August 22, 2021

“The trade-offs of avoiding care for physical injuries in lieu of exposure to Covid are questionable at best, and like other effects of pandemic policies may balloon in the coming years and decades.” ~ Peter C. Earle & Jessica Rood


Don’t Stay Home

– August 18, 2021

“As further research into the actual effects of the widespread, coercive policies implemented in the wake of the pandemic appears, one hopes there could be a dispassionate reassessment of the policies.” ~ Gerald P. O’Driscoll, Jr.


Good Medicine Requires Second Opinions

– August 14, 2021

“In the 1920s drinking water infused with radium was hailed as ‘one of the greatest boons to ailing mankind that ever was discovered.’ In matters of health, competition and second opinions lead to better medicine.” ~ Barry Brownstein