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Regulatory Capture, Teacher Unions, and CDC Abuse

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In his seminal article in 1971 on the economic theory of regulation, the Nobel Laureate George Stigler of the University of Chicago argued that government agencies were often “captured” by the industries they were designed to regulate. Before Stigler, the common view was that noble regulators worked assiduously to correct “market failures” with regulation, in order to […]

Swedish Hospital Bans Puberty Blockers, Cross-Sex Hormones for Gender Dysphoric Youths Under 16. We Should, Too.

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Sweden, arguably one of the most politically and socially liberal countries in the world, has nonetheless taken a giant step toward protecting gender dysphoric minors and their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. The Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine reported on Wednesday that the Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital—an arm of the one of the most renowned hospitals in Sweden, the Karolinska […]

Thanks To Covid Stimulus, Employers Can’t Find Workers. Montana’s Governor Is Having None Of It

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Montana governor Greg Gianforte has had enough of President Joe Biden’s covid relief bills. Instead of paying people to stay unemployed, he’s giving them a bonus for finding work. After scrapping what he called the “impractical government mandates” imposed by former governor Steve Bullock in 2020, businesses in his state were still struggling. We got […]

It is Not Socialism, It is a Right

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” […]

After the 1918 Flue Epidemic, How Long Did People Have Immunity?

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Question of the Day at Just Facts Daily: After World War I, there was a worldwide flu epidemic that killed millions.  For those that survived, how long did they maintain immunity? What is your best guess?  One year, ten years, a hundred years? The correct answer is about 100 years. The following information is from […]

Niall Ferguson: How Ike’s 1950s America Beat The ‘Asian Flu’ With Science & Common Sense

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This essay is adapted from Mr. Ferguson’s new book, “Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe,” which will be published by Penguin Press on May 4. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In 1957, the U.S. rose to the challenge of the ‘Asian flu’ with stoicism and a high tolerance for risk, offering […]

New Study Reveals That Stay-at-Home Orders Backfired. Here’s Why

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US households had the highest COVID-19 transmission rates, a new economic analysis says. Here’s why. Last summer, NBC News reported that New York state health officials were stunned by the number of hospitalized patients who said they had contracted COVID-19 while staying at home. The data, collected from 113 hospitals who surveyed patients over a three-day span, […]

The Anti-Lockdown Movement Is Large and Growing

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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 […]

Economist: Lockdowns ‘Greatest Peacetime Policy Failure’ in Canada’s History

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Canadian economist Douglas Ward Allen recently ran a cost-benefit analysis of lockdowns. The trade-off hardly seems worth it. Earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease official in the United States, struggled to explain why COVID cases and deaths in Texas were continuing to fall even though the Lone Star State had lifted the […]

The Pandemic Changes They Are Denying

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While preparing for my vacation I went to the shelves where the unread books are kept. I dug through the books to pick out the ones that would be best suited for the trip. I came across the book Pale Rider by Laura Spinney which is about the Spanish Flu of 1918. I thought that […]