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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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State Lockdowns Are Creating a Mental Health Disaster

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog05/16/2020

With their bizarre and extreme lockdowns, governments are forcing very low-risk populations to endure social isolation and unemployment. The mental health effects will be significant.

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Crisis or Opportunity? To Politicians, It's the Same Thing

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog05/13/2020

The COVID-19 panic has provided a myriad of opportunities for politicians to exploit the fear and pain of ordinary people for personal profit.

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Three Reasons Why the Eurozone Recovery Will Be Poor

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog05/11/2020

The eurozone needs to understand that if it decides to increase taxes to address the rising debt due to the COVID-19 response, its ability to recover will be irreparably damaged.

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Politicians Have Destroyed Markets and Ignored Human Rights with Alarming Enthusiasm

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog05/02/2020

Politicians and media have combined with an obedient and frightened electorate to abolish civil liberties and destroy the markets that are so key to fighting poverty.

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Next in Coronavirus Tyranny: Forced Vaccinations and "Digital Certificates"

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog05/02/2020

Proponents of mandatory vaccines and enhanced surveillance are trying to blackmail the American people by arguing that the lockdown cannot end unless we create a healthcare surveillance state and make vaccination mandatory.

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Keynesian Fallacies Are Not Just Wrong, but Dangerous

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

Blog05/01/2020

As the federal government embarks on racking up an estimated $3.7 trillion in extra debt this fiscal year alone, it’s critical for the public to understand just how destructive such action will be.

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America Is a Technocracy, Not a Democracy

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/01/2020

The people who really run the country are unelected "experts" and bureaucrats at the central banks, at public health agencies, spy agencies, and an expanding network of boards and commissions.

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To Avoid a Collapse of the Eurozone, Europe Moves Closer to a European Megastate

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyMonetary Policy

Blog05/01/2020

Debt-ridden countries such as Italy will come to rely more and more on Germans and other northern Europeans to finance their debt. This will require a more unified Europe. Or the whole thing may collapse.

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