Showing posts with label coronavirus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coronavirus. Show all posts

July 6, 2020


America's long-term debt crisis is now a short-term problem

fromReason: Even in a healthy economy, rising debt and deficits posed challenges. The current crisis has magnified those problems.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Rand Paul's exchange with Fauci was exactly what America needed

fromTheHill: One thing is for certain. We either believe in liberty in times of crisis, or we don’t believe in liberty at all.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle              The Government is Not Us

Redskins to undergo 'thorough review' of nickname

fromESPN: Washington Tyrants would be a fitting replacement.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

We must end the war on drugs

fromTheReview: "What drug prohibition did do is exactly what alcohol prohibition did a hundred years ago: increase conflict between police and citizens."
The War On Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

1 million dead people received federal bailout checks

fromTheDailyBell: The total amount of money which was sent to dead people came to about $1.4 billion, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.
The Government is Not Us

“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom”

fromTheActivistPost: The following published is a letter penned by a young Benjamin Franklin. No truer words were ever spoken.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

June 27, 2020


Venezuelans take extraordinary steps to beat water shortage

fromAP: Critics of the socialist government blame chronic infrastructure failures on years of corruption and mismanagement that have also left the electrical grid fragile and destroyed Venezuela’s once-thriving oil industry.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Will government mandate COVID-19 vaccinations?

fromTheHill: Government mandated vaccinations for adults would be a major and controversial step. But then government has taken a number of major and controversial steps recently, such as shutting down the economy.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

California agency blocks release of police use of force and surveillance training, claiming copyright

fromActivistPost:Our elected officials can pass laws regulating the police, and watchdog bodies can review law enforcement policies, but if training materials are kept secret, it provides a back door for manufacturers of surveillance technology and private organizations to influence police practices without oversight or accountability.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make        Police State America         Regulation Nation

Walter E Williams: Insults to black history

fromCreators: Both blacks and whites can benefit from a better appreciation of black history.
Indoctrination and Censorship

The pandemic's economic carnage looks worse than expected

fromReason: If you thought the economic toll wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic was only going to be horrendous, you may have been overly optimistic.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Black Wisdom Matters - Good Intentions of the Welfare State

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Thomas Sowell, Walter E Williams, Star Parker, Jason Riley, Bob Woodson and Larry Elder share their insights on how a half century of the welfare state has changed America and the American family.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

June 20, 2020


Op-Ed: Those who exercise free speech should also defend it — even when it’s offensive

fromLATimes: As we rise up to remake America, free speech must be not only something we rely upon, but also part of what we fight for.
Indoctrination and Censorship

How Federal courts gave us qualified immunity and forced it on all 50 states

fromActivistPost: A legal doctrine first created out of thin air by judicial fiat went unchallenged – and the court did what it does so well, it eventually forced that same doctrine on all 50 states.
Police State America

Police violence, COVID-19 lies, and the end of legitimate authority

fromReason: Our leaders and institutions are failing us spectacularly. It's up to us to reboot society.
The Government is Not Us

San Francisco police were ordered to turn off body cameras in raid on journalist's home

fromReason: Their illegal search was not recorded. If police were actually public servants, and not merely state agents, this would not happen.
Police State America

PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of manslaughter tied to deadliest wildfire In California history

fromZeroHedge: An investigation eventually found that PG&E inadvertently started the fire when a transmission line broke from a nearly-100-year-old Pacific Gas & Electric Tower after years of neglect.
Regulation Nation                      The Government is Not Us

Business licensing makes it too easy for politicians to punish people they don't like

fromReason: Making a living is a right, not a privilege, and should be respected as such.
Regulation Nation

June 6, 2020


From 9/11 to COVID-19, it’s been a perpetual state of emergency

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: "Freedom from servitude comes not from violent action, but from the refusal to serve. Tyrants fall when the people withdraw their support.” —√Čtienne De La Bo√©tie, The Politics Of Obedience
Police State America

Joe Biden basically admits libertarians were right all along: cops shouldn't have military gear

fromReason: Biden voted for the 1997 bill that created the Pentagon's 1033 program, which allows surplus military gear to be passed along to local cops. It took 23 years, but he finally changed his opinion.
Police State America           Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Policing for profit: How civil asset forfeiture has perverted American law enforcement

fromAmmo: Asset forfeiture is having devastating consequences: In 2014 alone, law enforcement took more stuff from American citizens than burglars did.
Police State America

The state’s priority is protecting itself, not you

fromLibertarianInstitute: The state is far more punitive against those that threaten the comfort and authority of government institutions and workers than they are against crimes against citizens.
Police State America

The lockdowns are now a scandal

fromNationalReview: Last week, the media, politicians, and many experts decided that every argument they made for destroying the lives of millions of people in America could be deferred to advance a preferred political cause.
The Government is Not Us

Lockdown supporters embraced wildly wrong COVID-19 projections that fit their preconceptions

fromReason: The episode illustrates the perils of confirmation bias on both sides of the debate about disease control measures.
Police State America           Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

June 1, 2020


The Supreme Court has a chance to end qualified immunity and prevent cases like George Floyd's

fromReason: The Supreme Court could announce as early as Monday that it's revisiting qualified immunity, a doctrine that shields rotten cops from civil rights lawsuits. 
Police State America

The officers who killed George Floyd have done this before — many times

fromRefinery29: The Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd had a history of misconduct. In 2006, he had been placed on leave after using lethal force, but prosecutor Amy Klobuchar refused to press charges.
Police State America

Why did it take so long to arrest Derek Chauvin?

fromNationalReview: The claim that the prosecutor had to wait to authorize an arrest until the investigators nailed down all the evidence is nonsense.
Police State America

Cops kill because we gave them the legal framework to do it

fromAmericanConservative: Rather than burning and looting, protesters should turn their ire on lawmakers and judges who facilitate police immunity.
Police State America

For whom the COVID-19 bell tolls

fromReason: What big-government, fascist, left-wing indoctrinationists never thought would happen: homeschooling, the end of doctoring, reliance on self-care and vitamin pills in place of vaccines.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Police act like laws don't apply to them because of 'qualified immunity.' They're right.

fromUSAToday: There's a legal obstacle that's nearly impossible to overcome when police officers and government officials violate our constitutional and civil rights. 
Police State America

May 29, 2020


Why Joe Biden can do no wrong

fromJonathanTurley: One columnist declared that former Vice President Joe Biden could boil babies and she would still vote for him. Feminist leaders have said they believe Biden raped a Senate staffer but they still endorse him. 
Media Bias on Parade

Three ways lockdowns are costing human lives

fromMises: It is easier to see the deaths caused by COVID-19 than to see the deaths caused by lockdowns.
Regulation Nation

Washington health officials: Gunshot victims counted as COVID-19 deaths

fromFreedomFoundation: Today, officials at the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that the state is counting in its COVID-19 death total, persons who tested positive for the virus but died from other causes.
Indoctrination and Censorship

The general election scenario that Democrats are dreading

fromPolitico: "We are about to see the best economic data we’ve seen in the history of this country," says a top former economic adviser to Obama.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Why conservatives and liberals are responding to COVID-19 in vastly different ways

fromFreeThoughtProject: The disagreement is over whether efforts to protect individuals from COVID-19 should be balanced against other considerations—including constitutional and economic ones—at all.
Regulation Nation

Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, then failed to protect property owners from riots

fromReason: Police departments exist to protect people's persons and property. The Minneapolis Police Department has failed to do either.
Police State America

May 25, 2020


This sucker's going down: The destruction of demand

fromCharlesHughSmith: Scapegoating savings is the last desperate propaganda ploy of an exploitive system that was never sustainable.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The CDC's new 'best estimate' implies a COVID-19 infection fatality rate below 0.3%

fromReason: That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic. 
Indoctrination and Censorship

Washington State loses "hundreds of millions" to Nigerian unemployment claims fraud scheme

fromZeroHedge: The disclosure came as the state was already struggling to process an unprecedented wave of legitimate jobless claims amid one of the worst economic crises in U.S. history. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The drones were ready for this moment

fromDNYUZ: New Yorkers glanced up to see an unsettling sight: a mysterious drone claiming to represent something called the “Anti-Covid-19 Volunteer Drone Task Force” barking orders to pedestrians below.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Why did Arizona Democrats kill a bill protecting citizens from police overreach?

fromReason: It’s all about the revenue. Civil forfeiture brings in money, and lawmakers are more worried about their budgets than residents’ due process and property rights. 
Police State America              The Government is Not Us

Lindsey Graham seeks broad authority to subpoena former Obama officials

fromPolitico: Those who could be targeted include Loretta Lynch, James Clapper and John Brennan, among others. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

May 23, 2020


68% of unemployed workers in the U.S. “are eligible for payments greater than their lost earnings”

fromTownhall: Can anyone explain how we are going to motivate unemployed workers to go back to work when most of them can actually make more money camped on their sofas watching Netflix? 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The real climate science deniers

fromWattsUpWithThat: Manmade climate crisis promoters reject inconvenient evidence of natural climate change.
Indoctrination and Censorship

The railroading of Michael Flynn

fromCommentaryMagazine: Excellent. Compelling. Complete. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

In Michael Flynn case, Judge Sullivan's gross overreach turns justice into mob rule

fromUSAToday: The case against Micheal Flynn is abusive and should be dismissed, as the Justice Department requests. But Judge Emmet Sullivan has other ideas. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Democrats have abandoned civil liberties

fromNationAndState: Democrats clearly believe constituents will forgive them for abandoning constitutional principles, so long as the targets of official inquiry are figures like Flynn or Paul Manafort or Trump himself.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

COVID-19 patients’ right to privacy against quarantine surveillance

fromEFF: Automated location tracking is a grave intrusion on personal liberty, including by means of a GPS ankle shackle or compelled download of a surveillance app. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

May 21, 2020


The US is dramatically overcounting coronavirus deaths

fromTownhall: "New York is classifying cases as Coronavirus deaths even when postmortem tests have been negative." 
Indoctrination and Censorship

Nothing changes as long as you obey

fromFreeMan'sPerspective: There is a very simple reason why complaining has no real effect: Because the complainers keep right on obeying. 
The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Remy - Surfin' USA (Beach Boys lockdown parody)

fromReason/YouTube: Remy hangs ten but could be out in five with good behavior. 
Police State America

Bobo the clown revenge. How the media is helping to elect Donald Trump

fromJonathanTurley: Former Barack Obama adviser Rahm Emanuel, during a recent interview, reminded us of his 2008 financial crisis quotation, "Never allow a crisis to go to waste." 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Walter E Williams: Let's not waste a crisis

fromCreators: Former Barack Obama adviser Rahm Emanuel, during a recent interview, reminded us of his 2008 financial crisis quotation, "Never allow a crisis to go to waste." 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Cops accused of stealing over $225,000 can't be sued, thanks to qualified immunity

fromReason: A court ruled that officers did not have enough information to know whether or not stealing violates the Constitution.
Police State America

May 20, 2020


Why American life went on as normal during the killer pandemic of 1969

fromNYPost: “That generation approached viruses with calm, rationality and intelligence,” he said. “We left disease mitigation to medical professionals, individuals and families, rather than politics, politicians and government.”
The Government is Not Us

Will SCOTUS revoke its license for police abuse?

fromCreators: This week the Justices are considering 13 petitions involving the pernicious doctrine of qualified immunity.
Police State America

YouTube censors epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski for opposing lockdown

fromNYPost: Wittkowski believes the coronavirus should be allowed to achieve “herd immunity,” and that short of a vaccine the pandemic will only end after it has sufficiently spread through the population. 
Indoctrination and Censorship

The Breonna Taylor shooting shows how reckless drug war tactics lead to senseless deaths

fromReason: At this point, police can hardly be surprised when they are mistaken for armed criminals.
Police State America

Bill Barr, champion of justice

fromCreators: A lot of people hate Trump. And he does little to try to change their minds. But law enforcement shouldn't be a popularity contest, with prosecutors hounding individuals who haven't broken the law.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

10 ways a roadside police stop can go wrong

fromReason: What could happen—and what to do about it—if you get pulled over by the cops 
Police State America

May 11, 2020


Dirty dozen: The 12 revelations that sunk Mueller's case against Flynn

fromJustTheNews: After a prescient 2017 tip from inside the FBI, a slow drip of revelations exposed the deep problems with the Flynn prosecution.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Coronavirus curfews are counterproductive and un-American

fromReason: Making businesses close early will not stop the spread of COVID-19. It only accustoms folks to the arbitrary power and control of government.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Surveillance plane starts flying over Baltimore, recording everyone's movements

fromPressCorps: The controversial aerial surveillance planes for Baltimore police started flying Friday. It's called the Aerial Investigation Research (AIR) Pilot Program.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Jonathan Turley rips apart Obama’s ‘leaked’ statement about the DOJ and Flynn, and it’s glorious

fromRedState: Even without the whole Democratic effort to undermine Trump with Russian collusion, there were a boatload of things that put the “rule of law” at risk.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Weekend at Biden’s

fromSpectator: The Democrat’s mental decline is a bigger problem than sex accusations.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Government should not be spared from the austerity it is inflicting on society

fromTheDailyBell: Our government should feel the pain as well. After all, we are all in this together.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

May 9, 2020


What happens when you cancel rent, mortgages, and debt?

fromDailyBell: Congress is now considering the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act which would cancel all rent and mortgage payments for the duration of the pandemic, and possibly beyond for up to a year.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Contact tracing – A new tyranny?

fromLibertyNation: Scott D. Cosenza and Mark Angelides question how the world’s governments are handling the roll out of contact tracing?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Health care workers who volunteered to come to NY will have to pay state income tax, Gov. Cuomo says

fromWTSP: Anyone from outside of New York who stayed to help fight the coronavirus pandemic for more than 14 days will be subject to pay.
The Government is Not Us

When lofty collective notions trample our individual liberty

fromLiveMint: Concepts like ‘the greater good’ could be used to justify clamps on freedom in a post-covid world.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Georgia shooting of Ahmaud Arbery spurs outcry

fromFoxNews: That authorities are only taking this case to a grand jury is evidence of the disgraceful degree of racism allowed to persist in Georgia. Authorities prepping to sweep this under the rug should be fired and charged.
Police State America

Many COVID-19 lockdown rules seem like arbitrary nonsense

fromReason: In a nation of edicts, we serve at the pleasure of the king.
Regulation Nation                     The Government is Not Us

May 7, 2020


Apple data shows shelter-in-place is ending, whether governments want it to or not

fromForbes: Apple’s Mobility Trends report shows that traffic in the US and other countries like Germany has pretty much doubled in the past three weeks. It had been down up to 72%.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

What's the real story behind continuing lockdowns?

fromPJMedia: While the lockdowns began as a public health measure, their continued extension appears to have more to do with power than safety.

Why I didn’t rat on my neighbor for cutting hair

fromTheFederalist: It brings up an interesting question about the nature of American civil life. Is my primary duty to my government or to my neighbors? For me the answer is clearly the latter.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle          Regulation Nation

VIDEO: Tyranny in America: What Can't They Do?

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: America’s governors have been flexing the political muscle by violating the rights of citizens by proclamation. Is there any limits to their power? Tucker Carlson, Andrew Napolitano.
The Government is Not Us                  Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The case Of General Flynn: Exposing Washington's "big game of liars' poker"

fromTheZMan: One thing that is now confirmed with these new revelations is that the Special Counsel was always just part of a larger effort to cover-up this conspiracy. In fact, that was the whole point of it.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

For better health, find a cure for government

fromReason: In a time of health crisis, government has proven to be a crippling underlying condition.
The Government is Not Us

May 3, 2020


Next in coronavirus tyranny: forced vaccinations and "digital certificates"

fromMises: a commentary by Ron Paul.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The inevitable coronavirus censorship crisis is here

fromMattTaibbi: As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, censorship programs advance, amid calls for China-style control of the Internet.
Indoctrination and Censorship

A woman set up a little free pantry without a permit. The county threatened criminal charges.

fromReason: A civil rights lawsuit alleges that the government violated Kathy Hay's constitutional rights when it shuttered her free pantry.
Regulation Nation             The Government is Not Us

Las Vegas is bravery, the corona response is cowardice

fromTheDailyBell: In March of 2020, the idea of America died. The pioneer, the risk taker, the one who pushed past the accepted frontiers. It was replaced by comfort and conformity.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Here's a timeline of how wrong Dr. Fauci has been on coronavirus

fromMarkSimone: "I like Dr. Anthony Fauci, a cute guy, but the truth is that he’s been totally wrong every step of the way on Coronavirus."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

North Carolina Supreme Court: Flipping off cop did not justify traffic stop

fromReason: A state trooper believed a man driving by and flipping the bird at the cops constituted disorderly conduct. (It didn't.)
Indoctrination and Censorship                                  Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

May 1, 2020


The first time they sent me to the gas chamber

fromTheDailyBell: "But many of the ‘leaders’ we have today aren’t willing to make those gut-wrenching decisions. They’re far more concerned about electability, political legacy, TV ratings, and poll numbers."
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Will it take food shortages to end support for the shutdown?

fromLewRockwell: Americans are uniquely privileged, to the point of simply imagining they can stay home for months and months without suffering severe economic hardship as a result.
The Government is Not Us         Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: The Plot Against Michael Flynn: An FBI Presentation

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: After holding up aid to small business owners before rushing to bail out horribly managed blue states, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now pushing a guaranteed minimum income.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Surprise discovery in Flynn case: former lawyers find evidence they failed to produce

fromJustTheNews: Law firm claims inaccurate searches led to oversight of 6,800 documents in legal battle to overturn former Trump national security adviser's conviction.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Pelosi pitches universal basic income to cope with pandemic

fromZeroHedge: After holding up aid to small business owners before rushing to bail out horribly managed blue states, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now pushing a guaranteed minimum income.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Oh dear, Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie touches the third rail – reveals DC’s biggest secret…

fromTheConservativeTreehouse: Congress doesn’t actually write legislation.  The last item of legislation written by congress was sometime around the mid 1990’s. Lobbyists write the laws. Cronyism rules the day.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

April 29, 2020


Court strikes down California's ammunition background check requirement

fromReason: The state has already appealed the decision to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
2nd Amendment Assaults

The $2 trillion relief package makes unemployment pay more than work

fromTheHill: Economics is all about incentives. To keep the country prosperous, our public policies should reward productive behavior rather than punish it. But it is too bad the $2 trillion “stimulus bill” does just the opposite.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The paranoid style in COVID-19 America

fromSpectator: Slowly, the actual COVID-19 situation is clarifying: The public health establishment is desperate to maintain hysteria in the populace.
The Government is Not Us

Walter E Williams: Today's Americans and yesteryear's Americans

fromCreators: Will America emerge from this crisis "a roaring giant or a crying baby."
The Pursuit of Happiness

YouTube censors viral video of California doctors criticizing "stay-at-home" order

fromZeroHedge: The video, which had racked up over 5 million views, asserts there is only a “0.03 chance of dying from COVID in the state of California,” prompting the question: “Does that necessitate sheltering in place?
Indoctrination and Censorship

Coronavirus means the era of big government is…back

fromWallStreetJournal: History shows that national shocks—the Depression, World War II, the financial crisis—have a way of expanding the role of government in lasting ways. This one is looking like no exception.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle             The Government is Not Us

April 24, 2020


The attorney general defends civil liberties against overreaching COVID-19 control measures

fromReason: While denying Donald Trump's dictatorial impulses, William Barr notes that public health emergencies do not give governments unlimited powers.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Hard times in America renew the call for mandatory national service

fromTheHill: Americans have complied in giving up Constitutional rights to comply with government dictates. So what's next? Some say indentured servitude.
The Government is Not Us

Big tech COVID-19 surveillance data and censorship threaten privacy and free speech

fromTheSociable: Big tech companies are collecting enormous amounts of data on the movement of private citizens while censoring free speech and removing any content that goes against official narratives.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make           Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: What is COVID-19 'contact tracing'?

fromFoxNews: A 3 minute discussion of state efforts to track coronavirus patients with a 'contact tracing program' to identify those they’ve been in contact with.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - Altruism and Selfishness

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Rand compares and contrasts the philosophies of altruism and rational self-interest as proper guides to action.

The coronavirus economy will bring inflation

fromNationalReview: It really doesn’t matter which economic theory you subscribe to, they all arrive at the same destination — more inflation.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

April 21, 2020


Suddenly states’ rights are back on the table

fromTheDailyBell: It must be confusing to be a “progressive” these days. Politicians have no principles, only strategies to get or retain power.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Army's Seattle field hospital closes after 3 days, without treating a single patient

fromMilitary.com: The downside of using expert's computer models as a guide to action.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Can you beat COVID-19 without a lockdown? Sweden Is trying

fromVanityFair: The Swedish experiment is to accept the coronavirus as a problem to be managed, rather than conclusively defeated. But will it mean more deaths?
Regulation Nation

Walter E Williams: Benefits vs. costs and COVID-19

fromTheDailyBell: It must be confusing to be a “progressive” these days. Politicians have no principles, only strategies to get or retain power.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Why Alexis is like having a government spy living in your house

fromTheDailyMail: Couple are left shocked to discover their 'intrusive' Alexa has recorded EVERY request they've ever made - as well as saving their personal messages after using the device to phone and text people.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Fatality rate for COVID-19 Is much lower than people feared

fromReason: The tests indicate that the number of infections in the county is around 40 times as high as the number of confirmed cases.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

April 15, 2020


COVID-19 and the war on cash: What is behind the push for a cashless society?

fromTheDailyBell: The war on cash is a concerted campaign to shift consumers towards a digital mode of commerce that can be monitored, tracked, tabulated, mined for data, hacked, hijacked and confiscated when convenient.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle                 Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Congress extends recess until at least May 4

fromPolitico: The longer tyrants are socially distanced, the better off freedom-loving Americans are.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

The surveillance state thrives during the pandemic

fromReason: Can we take government officials at their word that they'll eventually abandon their new powers?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

The real cost of anti-price-gouging laws

fromMises: Given that the rationale for anti-gouging laws is to benefit consumers, we ought to check whether consumers are actually made better off.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Tyrants never let a crisis go to waste

fromTheDailyBell: Here’s a roundup of what’s happening around the world in the name of protecting the people:
The Government is Not Us

Some shirts hide you from cameras—but will anyone wear them?

fromArsTechnica: It's theoretically possible to become invisible to cameras. But can it catch on?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

April 9, 2020


The crackdown on ‘price gouging’ helps no one, except politicians and the media

fromTownhall: Governments can’t alter the laws of economics any easier than they can the laws of physics. Yet, they seemingly never cease trying, either under some private or public pressure to skew economic outcomes.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Congress proposes 50% tax on guns and ammunition in the US

fromDailyBell: Congress is considering a bill to require citizens to apply for a federal license before being able to purchase a firearm. And the government would have the authority to deny a license without demonstrable cause.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Thermal imaging cameras are still dangerous dragnet surveillance cameras

fromActivistPost: Surveillance cameras in public places can chill free expression, movement, and association; aid in the targeted harassment and over-policing of vulnerable populations.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Feds classifying all coronavirus patient deaths as ‘COVID-19’ deaths, regardless of cause

fromNYPost: Obviously, it is in someone's self-interest to inflate the numbers.
Indoctrination and Censorship

HuffPost’s clickbait headline claims Trump invested in coronavirus cure

fromAccuracyInMedia: The amount of Trump’s investment was estimated between $100 and $1,500, which is far from a vested and significant financial investment in the drug.
Media Bias on Parade

To enforce social distancing rules, cops fined a Pennsylvania woman who was driving alone

fromReason: Not every apparent violation of a quarantine order is a risk to other people, and not all need to be 
(or can be) enforced equally. To a mindless hammer, everything is a nail.
Police State America