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The Anti-Lockdown Movement Is Large and Growing

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

Feeling outgunned, outnumbered, overpowered, smothered, and censored? Many people who oppose Covid lockdowns and all their associated restrictions feel this way. It’s hard not to. You can hardly post on social media without triggering warnings, corrections, and sometimes outright blocks. Bans are part of the mix too, the complete deplatforming of people merely because they want their […]

The Lockdown Paradigm Is Collapsing

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

It’s taken much longer than it should have but at last, it seems to be happening: the lockdown paradigm is collapsing. The signs are all around us.  The one-time hero of the lockdown, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, has seen his support tank from 71% to 38%, along with ever more demands that he resign. Meanwhile, […]

Another Covid Myth Dies the Death

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Going to the grocery store in Massachusetts in 2020 guaranteed you would breathe heaps of sanitizer. A full-time employee scrubbed down shopping carts between customers. Conveyor belts at the checkout counter were blasted and wiped between every sale. Glass surfaces were sprayed as often as possible. The plastic keypads on credit machines were not only […]

Why Is Everyone in Texas Not Dying?

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

I’m sitting at a bar in Texas, surrounded by maskless people, looking at folks on the streets walking around like life is normal, talking with nice and friendly faces, feeling like things in the world are more-or-less normal. Cases and deaths attributed to Covid are, like everywhere else, falling dramatically. If you pay attention only to the […]

Minimum Wages Had a Eugenic Intent

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All this talk of a $15 national minimum wage prompted me to revisit the standard textbook on economics of the US Progressive Era. Principles of Economics, by Frank W. Taussig (1917) is a pretty interesting book overall and it does hold up in general as an elucidation of then-existing knowledge and pedagogy. There is one section, however, where […]

Lockdowns Have Depleted Capital in All Forms

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

When lockdowns first happened, my initial thought was geeky, and only later did I begin to realize the implications for human rights and liberties. My thought was: this is going to be devastating for future capital investment. The basis of my fear was the knowledge that in almost all poor countries, property rights are insecure, […]

LOCKDOWN: The New Totalitarianism

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes

Every political ideology has three elements: a vision of hell with an enemy that needs to be crushed, a vision of a more perfect world, and a plan for transitioning from one to the other. The means of transition usually involve the takeover and deployment of society’s most powerful tool: the state. For this reason, […]