Big Tobacco, Small Minds

– April 9, 2022

“The BMJ appears to only selectively exempt its contributors from its own financial standards, because it turns out that one of the authors of the attack on AIER has a far more direct connection to Big Tobacco than minor and indirect stock market investments.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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The Politicization of Vaping Studies

– March 27, 2022

“Vaping is shrouded in misinformation and more and more governments and regulatory agencies around the world are bringing the hammer down on vaping. It is doing immeasurable damage to public health and our most basic liberties.” ~ Jason Reed

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How Threat-Free Are Americans from COVID-19? Late March 2022 Update

– March 27, 2022

“So even as mandates fall and COVID recedes, we cannot slumber while government has broken out of its pen. Maybe now it’s tamely wandering about the yard, but that doesn’t mean the beast is harmless.” ~ Jon Sanders

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The Public-Health Hazards Posed by Public-Health Paternalists

– March 20, 2022

“Peaceful expression and the exchange of ideas are now regarded by many elites as sources of potentially dangerous ‘externalities.’ This ominous development during COVID surely was encouraged by the rise of public-health paternalists.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Adam Smith Mends a Broken Heart

– March 7, 2022

“In modern medicine, the enormous size of the cooperation horizon fosters specialization by professionals such as Dr. F and Nurse A. that would be unimaginable in a world without division of labor.” ~ Michael Munger

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Return to Normal Driven by Politics, Not “The Science”

– March 6, 2022

“While a return to normal is welcome, if the driving force behind it is political polling and stakes for reelection, we should all pause and reflect on whether these people should be making such monumental decisions about our lives.” ~ David Waugh

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Critique of “What Economics Can Tell Us About Mandating Vaccines”

– March 6, 2022

“The CDC and our public health agencies have now spent the better part of two years orchestrating a campaign of fear and paranoia that ignores the known properties of this disease.” ~ Robert Stewart

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Who Owns Our Bodies?

– March 4, 2022

“The very suggestion that medical interventions ought to be understood as a question of property is a call for a new kind of civilization where rather than equal citizens, all people are merely property waiting to be expropriated.” ~ Chris Bateman

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How Threat-Free Are Americans from Covid-19? Late February 2022 Update

– March 2, 2022

“Due respect for the virus doesn’t require treating your family, friends, and neighbors as the dire threats that media, public health officials, and the fearful are making them seem to be, either now or in the future.” ~ Jon Sanders

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Life, Death, and Insurance

– March 2, 2022

“Perhaps the fact that life insurance actuaries are highly qualified independent analysts of mortality and regulated primarily at the state, not the national, level has made America’s PHOs reticent to encourage actuarial analysis.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Duck, Cover, and Mask Up.

– March 1, 2022

“If you happen to be among the lucky few not vaporized in a nuclear strike launched by unknown perpetrators, you should immediately reestablish your fear of Covid-19, the virus of unknown origin. In the words of David Byrne, ‘Same as it ever was.'” ~ James R. Harrigan

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Unmasking the Nanny State

– February 28, 2022

“The only factor that could derail this lawsuit would be the CDC’s rescission of the order, which would be a victory in itself. Pass the popcorn. The nanny state is on the run.” ~ Mark Pulliam

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