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May 26, 2020

The 2007 Origins of Forced School Closings and Mandatory Human Separation

The idea of a full lockdown of society in the event of a pandemic first emerged as an extremist proposal…

May 24, 2020

America Is Opening. It Never Should Have Shut Down

I wanted to celebrate the opening day of breweries in Connecticut. But it was hardly that. Open means freedom of…

May 22, 2020

Lockdown Suicide Data Reveal Predictable Tragedy

On March 28, the American Institute for Economic Research ran a terrifying article that didn’t receive the attention it deserved,…

May 21, 2020

Pandemics and the Liberal Path

The record shows that the global economy collapsed not because of the COVID-19 pandemic but because governments around the world,…

May 19, 2020

Did the Lockdown Save Lives?

For two to three months, Americans have suffered the loss of liberty, security, and prosperity in the name of virus…

May 15, 2020

The 2006 Origins of the Lockdown Idea

Now begins the grand effort, on display in thousands of articles and news broadcasts daily, somehow to normalize the lockdown…

May 10, 2020

No Lockdowns: The Terrifying Polio Pandemic of 1949-52

Many people infected with polio don’t show any symptoms. Some become temporarily paralyzed; for others, it’s permanent. In 1952, the…

May 4, 2020

Elvis Was King, Ike Was President, and 116,000 Americans Died in a Pandemic

The year was 1957.  Elvis’s new movie “Jailhouse Rock” was packing the theaters. The last episode of “I Love Lucy”…

May 1, 2020

Woodstock Occurred in the Middle of a Pandemic

In my lifetime, there was another deadly flu epidemic in the United States. The flu spread from Hong Kong to…

April 28, 2020

“I’ve Lost Faith in Humanity”: The Psychological Toll of the Lockdown

We have heretofore lived our lives with the presumption that we possess the inalienable right to choose. We are self-governors,…