AIER Category

August 11, 2020

Authoritarianism in Auckland

For months we’ve heard the cry: oh how wonderfully New Zealand dealt with the Coronavirus! They did the tightest lockdown…

August 9, 2020

We Need a Principled Anti-Lockdown Movement

Shell-shocked is a good way to describe the mood in the U.S. for a good part of the Spring of…

August 4, 2020

Madness in Melbourne

Melbourne, that glorious city in the state of Victoria in Australia, granted me some of the best travel days of…

August 2, 2020

Is Immunity a Case of Rothbard’s Lost Knowledge?

Murray Rothbard’s wonderful History of Economic Thought opens with a blast against what he called the Whig theory of intellectual…

July 31, 2020

The Virus Doesn’t Care about Your Policies

Based on the data, there seems to be no relationship between lockdowns and lives saved. That’s remarkable, given that we…

July 27, 2020

The Bloodless Political Class and Its Lack of Empathy

Why watch COVID press conferences and briefings by politicians? They are just upsetting. These people seem to have no clue…

July 25, 2020

How Global Capitalism Boosted Immunities

From the beginning of this virus, political elites have used the language of war. The invisible enemy would be contained,…

July 23, 2020

Fauci Is Wrong: New York Did Not Do it “Correctly”

After a months-long struggle to contain COVID-19, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo seems confident that he has steered the state…

July 23, 2020

Policing Can and Should Be Privately Provided (Video)

The U.S. is at a crossroads on the topic of policing. The usual binary has framed the debate: support the…

July 17, 2020

Who Should Be on Trump’s New C-19 Advisory Commission?

I’m an enthusiast for Trump’s attacks on bad showerheads and low-flow faucets and toilets. Six months ago, he was just…