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A Protest from France

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Blog04/30/2020

The lockdowns of the past month have not been conducive to the common good. While they have saved the lives of many people, they have also endangered—and are still endangering—the lives and livelihoods of many others. They have created a new and dangerous political precedent.

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COVID-19 Is Teaching Us Decentralization Is Needed More Now Than Ever

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Blog04/28/2020

We need to move beyond the stale platitudes of trying to fix politics in DC. The chattering class’s lamentation about the divisiveness of politics is frankly silly. In some ways, polarization is our friend.

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Your Supermarket Overlords: Why Barbados Needs a Voluntary Quarantine

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Blog04/21/2020

The fact that people break curfew just proves that smaller, decentralized communities are better at organizing than a few top-down planners. Barbadian neighborhoods do a much better job of self-regulating.

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Gun Control: Americans Have Been Lucky during the COVID-19 Panic, but It's Still a Toss-Up

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Blog04/16/2020

So far, when it comes to disarming the population, governments haven't been quite as terrible as one might have predicted during the COVID-19 panic.

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Decentralization and Privatization Haven't Gone Far Enough in Coronavirus Testing

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Blog04/16/2020

Federal regulation of medical tests and testing needs to be ended and left to the states. And then state authority must be broken up and decentralized even further.

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Freedom Still Matters, Even in the Midst of a Virus

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Blog04/07/2020

“Whenever a single definite object is made the supreme end of the State…the State becomes for the time inevitably absolute.” We cannot allow combating a virus to overwhelm all other values in society.

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The Benefits of a Free Society during Pandemics

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Blog03/27/2020

The idea that a free and mostly privatized society would let pandemics rage unchecked is based on a crude caricature. The truth is that a free society offers flexibility and resilience that a centralized system lacks.

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Government Is No Match for the Coronavirus

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Blog03/18/2020

The coronavirus crisis must cause us to rethink the idea governments can manage these situations. It is absolutely true that most private industry can be trusted, because the alternative for poor or unscrupulous providers is failure.

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Coronavirus: The EU Is No Longer a Border-Free Zone for Member Countries

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Blog03/17/2020

As the member states of the EU begin to shut their internal borders to their neighbors, we're reminded that state-to-state open borders in a place like the US do come with a downside.

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