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James Bovard

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James Bovard is the author of ten books, including 2012’s Public Policy Hooligan, and 2006’s Attention Deficit Democracy. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Washington Post, and many other publications.

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Hacksawing the Economy: How Lockdowns Are in the Tradition of Civil War Surgeons

Big GovernmentU.S. History

05/19/2020Mises Media
Hacking off soldiers' limbs was a favorite technique of Civil War surgeons, largely because doctors wanted to avoid blame for later cases of gangrene. So doctors erred on the "safe" side. Many patients may have disagreed.
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Hacksawing the Economy: How Lockdowns Are in the Tradition of Civil War Surgeons

Big GovernmentU.S. History

Blog05/19/2020

Hacking off soldiers' limbs was a favorite technique of Civil War surgeons, largely because doctors wanted to avoid blame for later cases of gangrene. So doctors erred on the "safe" side. Many patients may have disagreed.

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It's Time to Track the FDA's Death Toll

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

04/20/2020Mises Media
Many Americans could die in the coming weeks and months thanks to the FDA’s blockade on coronavirus testing. Should we consider those victims as martyrs for the principle of bureaucratic supremacy?
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It's Time to Track the FDA's Death Toll

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog04/01/2020

Many Americans could die in the coming weeks and months thanks to the FDA’s blockade on coronavirus testing. Should we consider those victims as martyrs for the principle of bureaucratic supremacy?

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My First Time to East Berlin

World History

Blog11/11/2019

One East Berliner told me there was not much difference between “freedom” in West and East Berlin because some workers in West Berlin had to commute more than half an hour by bus to get to work.   Hence, they had no freedom.

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