Anatomy of the Nursing Home Death Warrants

– February 16, 2021

“The buck does indeed stop with the elected leaders who made the fateful decisions to send sick COVID patients into nursing homes, lock down their states, and mask up their citizens in perpetuity, but that’s only half of the story. The bad data they used almost exclusively came from the Gates network, which has trafficked in pseudoscience and has demonstrated complete incompetence and reckless forecasting since the beginning of last year.” ~ Jordan Schachtel


Pandemic Policy: A Big-Picture Lecture (Video)

– February 10, 2021

“I was honored to be invited to Hillsdale College to provide an overview of my work on pandemic policy and lockdowns. Modeling played a crucial role. In that sense, pandemic policy seems to have repeated many errors that afflicted economics in decades past. This lecture assesses the predictive merit of these models and their speculative attempts to manipulate and mitigate viruses through coercive policies.” ~ Phillip Magness


People Only Pretend to Practice Social Distancing

– February 4, 2021

“Never before in the history of humanity have governments imposed universal rules for how close we can get to each other in the normal course of life. Does this not trigger some sense that we are being trolled? It should.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker


Faces of Lockdowns (Part 2)

– February 1, 2021

While data, statistics, historical allusions, and appeals to morality all demonstrate the disastrous nature of lockdowns, none show the devastation as vividly as personal stories from those suffering the most. In the second part of this series, we continue our interviews with working New Yorkers and found the situation to be just as suspected: businesses on the brink of shutting down for good, students struggling to learn, and unmatched frustration.


Faces of Lockdowns

– January 23, 2021

Since March 2020, New York City has faced a constant back and forth of new and revised Covid-19 regulations. Although these policies initially appear helpful in Covid mitigation, they are not only ineffective but extremely harmful to people and their livelihoods. We spoke to a few working New Yorkers and found the situation to be just as suspected: businesses on the brink of shutting down for good, students struggling to learn, and unmatched frustration. The anecdotal videos provide a glimpse into the lives of many people in New York City.


Will the Trade War with China End Soon? (Video)

– January 13, 2021

“The trade struggles with China began January 2018. Contrary to promises, it was not an easy win for the US. Tensions mounted to become a full-scale trade war. Then in 2020, administration officials began seriously to speak of an decoupling of the US and China – an unthinkably costly step in a digital world in which complex supply chains all over the world are essential to economic functioning. China, meanwhile, forged ahead making trade deals with countries all over the world. ” ~ Edward Stringham


On Living In Harmony With Nature

– January 4, 2021

“No widespread event in my lifetime comes close to the Covid lockdowns as an instance in which we human beings have so ignorantly and arrogantly chosen to live not merely inharmoniously with nature but in direct and hostile opposition to it. The final price we pay for this folly will be astronomical.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


When I Knew More Than Hayek

– December 31, 2020

“The main problem with central planning is that a great many dispersed individuals have local knowledge that cannot be collected and processed even by the most noble, intelligent, and hard-working planner. Progress against Covid-19 requires respecting the message of Hayek’s paper, by heeding the local knowledge of doctors fighting Covid-19 in their clinics and hospitals.” ~ Arthur M. Diamond, Jr.


How We Dealt With The Flu in ‘69 (Video)

– December 24, 2020

Covid-19 is another in a long series of pandemics that have been part of the human experience. Somehow we managed to cobble together the idea of freedom in any case. The most recent serious pandemic of 1968-69 is almost forgotten today – and was hardly paid attention to at all at the time but for the medical professionals who treated it. It was deadly and serious. In those years, we also experienced extraordinary advances in politics, technology, and the arts. We did not shut down.


Tyranny During Its Reign Is Unrecognized by Its Victims

– December 14, 2020

“As with all tyranny, the truth will eventually emerge. In the future, people’s eyes will open to the exaggerations, half-truths, distortions, and outright lies used to excuse today’s tyrannical restrictions. Someday people will look back on 2020 and see it as a year in which tyranny darkened the globe.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


Why Did the U.S. Copy China on Virus Control?

– December 8, 2020

“Our governments are ignoring public health ethics. They have hijacked science, imposed life-altering edicts based on bad theories, manipulated everyone with media and technology, and now tell us we can never return to normal. What is the endgame? It can’t be good.” ~ Stacey Rudin


In Memoriam: Walter E. Williams, 1936-2020

– December 5, 2020

“Williams was a towering intellect who made the economic way of thinking come alive to generations of undergraduates, graduate students, readers, and anyone who would listen. He suffered no fools, which incidentally appears as the title of the 2014 Free to Choose Network documentary on his life and work. To adapt an African proverb, the best time to start reading Walter Williams’ work is twenty years ago. The second best time is right now.” ~ Art Carden