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Life Expectancy in 2020 Fell 2.3 Percent to 77 Years. That Hardly Justifies the Covid Panic

World History

Blog12/22/2021

It remains extremely unclear why 2020’s trends in these metrics would justify the extreme panic and human rights violations that resulted from stay-at-home edicts and coerced medication.

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The Fed's Dovish "Tapering" and the ECB

Money and Banks

Blog12/22/2021

Europe's governments are caught up in a destructive symbiotic relationship with Europe's central bank. If they don't end QE and cut debt, they face some very hard times ahead. 

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Covid Lockdowns Will Be Remembered as One of the Greatest Policy Failures Ever

World History

Blog12/22/2021

Lockdowns and school closures will go down as one of the worst peacetime policy disasters of all time. Never again should the well-being of our children be sacrificed to placate the neuroses of adults.

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What Chicago's Mayor Gets Wrong about Private Security

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/22/2021

Mayor Lori Lightfoot chided businesses for not doing enough to protect themselves from theft. But Chicago's government does a lot to prevent private businesses from doing this.

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Omicron: The Lockdowners’ Last Stand

Blog12/21/2021

Fauci and the Big Pharma billionaires are trying to make a last stand, desperate to push omicron as a justification for further tyranny and profits.

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My Favorite Antiwar Protest: A Time of Mounted Park Police and "Free Speech Zones"

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/21/2021

The antiwar movement had been comatose for five years, ever since Obama ascended into the White House. But the potential of a new war in Syria revived moribund activists.

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Welcome to a New Chapter in the Latest Boom-Bust Cycle

Money and Banks

Blog12/21/2021

The Fed admits inflation is a problem, so now begins the search to find a fix that doesn't involve a recession or anything else that might allow the economy to heal its malinvestments.

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New York State Has Imposed New Covid Rituals. This Time There's Some Resistance.

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/20/2021

With new mask and vaccine mandates, New York's Governor Kathy Hochul has reaffirmed the state’s status as the nation’s most zealous practitioner of covid cultism.

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