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May 6th, 2020
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By: Brad Polumbo – washingtonexaminer.com – May 05, 2020 First, we ran out of toilet paper, and now, we’re running out of… hamburgers? As the coronavirus crisis and ensuing societal lockdown hit roughly the two-month mark, we’re starting to have serious problems with the meat supply chain due to meatpacking plant shutdowns and preexisting regulatory dysfunction. Now, the New York Times reports that...
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May 1st, 2020
Opening up America Again
As we enter the month of May, several states are reopening their economies after lockdowns inspired by COVID-19. At a press briefing on April 23, Vice President Mike Pence said 16 states had “formal reopening plans.” A New York Times tracker shows that nine other states are partially reopening their economies, and 22 states remain in lockdown. In the past...
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April 30th, 2020
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By: Dr. Jim Denison – denisonforum.org – April 29, 2020 The Wall Street Journal broke the story that is now making headlines everywhere: “The Secret Group of Scientists and Billionaires Pushing a Manhattan Project for Covid-19.” They call themselves “Scientists to Stop Covid-19.” Their group includes chemical biologists, an immunobiologist, a neurobiologist, a chronobiologist, an oncologist, a gastroenterologist, an epidemiologist,...
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April 30th, 2020
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By: Rod Bordelon – texaspolicy.com – April 9, 2020 When you have a flat tire, you don’t fix it by reinventing the wheel. While cases of COVID-19 continue to increase, we know that soon, the numbers will begin falling. Our efforts at social distancing and staying at home will pay off, and we’ll begin to focus on economic recovery efforts. But we must...
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April 28th, 2020
masked worker & customer at Waffle House
By: Kate Brumback & Russ Bynum –  apnews.com – April 27, 2020 With staff wearing masks, checking customers’ temperatures and using disposable paper place mats, some of the nation’s restaurants reopened for dine-in service Monday as states loosened more coronavirus restrictions. But many eateries remained closed amid safety concerns and community backlash. Restaurants in Georgia and Tennessee and Anchorage, Alaska, welcomed...
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April 27th, 2020
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By: Rachel Bovard – amgreatness.com – April 24, 2020 The ground is shifting quickly beneath our feet when it comes to tech, privacy, and power. And, although tech companies, their advocates, and even some policymakers, would like us to imagine these issues are cut and dried, they are not. In their book The Sovereign Individual, published on the eve of...
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April 24th, 2020
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By: Heather Mac Donald – amgreatness.com – April 22, 2020 More than a dozen governors extended their economic shutdown orders recently into May and beyond. Those officials should have publicly addressed the following questions first: How many coronavirus deaths do you expect to avert by the shut-down extension? What will your state’s economy look like after another month of enforced stasis? How many...
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April 24th, 2020
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By Merrill Matthews – ipi.org – April 21, 2020 One of the primary reasons elected officials and epidemiologists gave for shutting down the U.S. economy and forcing millions of Americans to remain in their homes was to save the health care system—that is, to keep it from being overwhelmed when COVID-19 cases exploded. And yet we see these recent headlines: Tenet...
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April 16th, 2020
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By: Phil Gramm & Michael Solon – wsj.com – April 14, 2020 A democracy’s greatest challenge arises when it confronts a major crisis during an election, since the critical need for serious debate is inevitably eclipsed by political posturing and opportunism. Less than two months since the U.S. began to reckon with the Covid-19 pandemic, Washington has already passed three stimulus packages that will...
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April 16th, 2020
Federal borrowing this year is set to pass 20% of GDP. That will raise costs across the private economy. Source: More ‘Stimulus’ Would Crush the Recovery – WSJ
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