Topic: Science

State Power Doesn’t Settle Science

– July 27, 2022

“The courageous voice that Drs. Kheriaty, Prasad, Makary, Høeg, and many others express exists in every human being. That voice lies dormant until we value the voice.” ~ Barry Brownstein


When the Turmoil Subsides, We Will Be Living Differently

– July 27, 2022

“The 2020s are turning out to be a transformational decade, profoundly so. When the shaking stops, things will be different, life will be changed.” ~ Llewellyn King


Are You in a State of Emergency? Mid-July 2022 COVID Threat-Free Update

– July 19, 2022

“It must be hard to keep people ruled by fear of a variant ‘BA.5’ when the much more worrisome numbers impacting their lives and family are $5 gasoline and 9.1 percent inflation.” ~ Jon Sanders


Harm Reduction Takes a U-Turn on Vaping

– July 14, 2022

“If the pandemic taught us anything about public perceptions of risk, it is that we must empower individuals to make decisions to improve their own situation rather than making it for them.” ~ Yaël Ossowski


Fact vs. Faith: Science in an Age of Unreason

– June 28, 2022

“Critical research has itself become taboo which, in turn, means that policy makers are making decisions based more on ideologically-driven political pressure than scientific fact.” ~ John Staddon


Lin Ostrom’s Defense of Voluntary Association

– June 22, 2022

“In her work, we find an empirical validation of the importance of Tocqueville’s voluntary associations, which he called the ‘fundamental science’ of democracy.” ~ Richard Gunderman


Review: Scott Atlas’s A Plague Upon Our House

– June 10, 2022

“Dr. Atlas’ analysis of the US’s COVID-19 response is masterful. This book offers great explanations and evidence to clarify COVID-related misunderstandings and falsehoods. His accounts of working in DC are shocking and enlightening for readers skeptical about federal suggestions on combating the pandemic.” ~ Raymond J. March


Statisticians Against Humanity

– June 4, 2022

“Statistics deals with human beings in highly abstract terms. The human being is analyzed—etymologically, ‘cut up’—into various measurable parameters.” ~ Richard Gunderman


Raving for Monkeypox

– June 2, 2022

“We should expect more outbreaks in areas with a greater appreciation for economic freedom. Indeed, reports indicate the kindling wood has been there for some time. But don’t worry; be thankful that people live in societies that allow such diseases to spread.” ~ Byron B. Carson III


New Study Challenges CDC Evidence on School Masking

– June 1, 2022

“The results of this study demonstrate, with more data and robustness than the CDC’s own paper, that masks in schools are an ineffective tool against COVID-19. The CDC’s decision not to publish this study in their journal only further discredits the agency.” ~ David Waugh


Remarks Delivered at a May 2022 Covid Policy Conference

– May 26, 2022

“Mainstream economists, in my opinion, are too often too lazy when thinking about externalities – a laziness that showed up in a slew of poor commentary on COVID and COVID policy.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


Red Science, Blue Science, What Science, No Science

– May 19, 2022

“Our slender comprehension of the mysteries of the universe will be entirely undone by anything that prevents open debate about scientific evidence – regardless of whether this disruption emerges from partisanship or censorship.” ~ Chris Bateman