Entries by Ethan Yang

Prominent Law Professor Sues His School Over Vaccine Policy

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Imposing a constitutionally dubious vaccine policy at a public university that not only has some of the top classical liberal law professors in the country but is also intimately connected with a global network of freedom advocates is a recipe for a lawsuit. That’s exactly what George Mason University learned recently when it imposed a […]

It’s About Time We Stopped “Trying Communism”

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I don’t know how many protests, solidarity movements, refugees, human rights alerts, economic collapses, and purges are going to get this message through everyone’s heads, Communism is a terrible system of governance. In fact, at this point, we should be consistent. Any government that does not guarantee as to the very justification for its existence, […]

Cracks in the Great Wall-Part One: The CCP at 100 Years

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The Chinese Communist Party recently celebrated its 100th birthday, which came accompanied by grand celebrations and a stirring speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping. In the speech Xi recounted the history of the party and the achievements of the People’s Republic of China. He also reiterated some of China’s top priorities such as continuing to […]

Supreme Court Grants Rare Win For Economic Freedom

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Economic and civil liberties should not be seen as two ideals to be weighed separately but as one set of inalienable rights that are inherent to our humanity. What is economic prosperity worth if you can’t speak your mind? What value is there to having civil protections if everything else in your life is regulated […]

Taiwan is a Great Country

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The internet is having a field day over a seemingly trivial mishap involving actor and wrestler John Cena, who apologized for calling the island nation of Taiwan a country. That is a massive point of issue for the Chinese Communist Party as they continue to claim that Taiwan is part of China. NBC News provides […]

A Conversation on Scientific Censorship in Canada

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Editor’s Note:  We urge readers to view the video posted under Must See to accompany this article. The AIER Authors Corner Podcast  has seen many exciting guests since its first episode back in September of 2020. Without exaggeration, some of the most profound intellectuals on the planet have spoken on the show, from the great […]

Running Out of Patience for the CDC

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On May 16, 2021, the CDC updated its guidance, stating that fully vaccinated people could resume their lives as normal, including not wearing a mask. It goes without saying that not only was the CDC’s initial position that vaccinated people still have to practice all the same precautions as those that are unvaccinated ridiculous, it’s […]

China Attempts to Silence Western Companies On Xinjiang

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It’s been a long-established fact that China has been engaging in egregious human rights violations, particularly with the internment of what could be over a million Uyghur Muslims in the province of Xinjiang. AIER’s Richard Ebeling writes on the matter when he explains “The Uyghurs, like the Tibetans, and other minority groups in China, have been the […]

The 6-Foot Mandate Was Bad Science

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On March 19th the Centers for Disease Control issued a press release detailing changes to its operational strategy for K-12 students. It stated that among other things, students may now reduce their social distancing from 6 feet to 3 feet. The release begins as follows, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating K–12 school […]

Debts, Deficits, and the Entitlement Crisis

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Michael Tanner’s book Going for Broke was published in 2015 and unfortunately, his message has become more urgent as time has passed. It should be no surprise to anyone that the United States government has reached new levels of debt after spending trillions of dollars to combat Covid-19. According to the US Government Accountability Office, “As of Sept. […]