Topic: Science

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


Book Review: Peter Ward’s ‘The Price of Immortality’

– May 15, 2022

“The Price of Immortality is in so many ways a deceptive title. Peter Ward’s readers deserve better, his subject deserves much better, plus the publisher should respect his readers more.” ~ John Tamny


Transcending Covid Tribalism: Will the Best Science Please Stand Up?

– May 1, 2022

“It is time to step away from the dark age of official ‘Science’ and let science evolve alongside a more enlightened—and free—humanity.” ~ Brandon P. Reines & Mary D. Catlin


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

– April 30, 2022

“The main threat to people continues to be totalitarian government orders based on COVID and anything else they can get away with calling a ‘public health emergency.'” ~ Jon Sanders


Did We Need Operation Warp Speed?

– April 25, 2022

“OWS’s efforts to develop Covid-19 vaccines are often considered the crowning achievement of what went right. Unfortunately, I fear its benefits are exaggerated, and its costs are just beginning.” ~ Raymond J. March


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


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


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


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


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


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