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Here is Bryan’s post, here is one bit: Taking quality of life into account, how many life-years has the reaction to COVID destroyed?… Upshot: The total cost of all COVID prevention has very likely exceeded the total benefit of all COVID prevention. I don’t agree with Bryan’s numbers, but...

Turn the clock back two years. It is 2018 and Christmas is fast approaching.  Of a sudden, Star Destroyers appear in our atmosphere. Darth Sidious and his legion Clone army descend, commandeering all governments. The Clone force takes over, directed by Sidious and moved by the...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetMy GMU Econ colleague Bryan Caplan powerfully argues that the benefits of the Covid lockdowns and other reactions fall far short of their costs. A slice: At this point, you could protest, “Hey Bryan, I thought you weren’t a utilitarian.”  So what if the...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetWhether or not you’re into dancing in the October moonlight with your brown-eyed girl, you should be appalled – as is Van Morrison – by the deranged Covid-19 lockdowns. (HT my dear friends Betsy and Lyle Albaugh) Read the Full...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetWe, my fellow Americans, are today living under tyranny. There is no other way to describe it. That this tyranny is masked (!) in lovely motives is irrelevant; it is tyranny. And remember that all tyranny masquerades as beneficence. Were it to do...

As if our societies didn’t have enough conflicts, we have added a new beautiful way of pitting one person against another: Covid-restrictions. Instead of clamping down with the mighty force of government on some innocent behavior, politicians have outsourced the enforcement of their rules to...