Author Archives: Ray

United Nations Admits Food-Supply Lines Are Already In Danger

“Emergencies have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have eroded.” — Friedrich Hayek When the shutdown happened, it was a panicked, random, sweeping irrational decision made by scared politicians responding to howling media freaks. Regular people were horrified. All these three weeks later, you can see people coming around and…

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10 Philadelphia Cops Drag Man Off Bus For Not Wearing A Face Mask

This video is for anyone who thinks I exaggerate the dangers of authoritarianism and laws laid down by authoritarian decree:

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Human Intelligence & Human Ingenuity Versus Government Force & Lockdown

Compare these two headlines:

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A Case-Study In Groupthink & Mass Cognitive-Dissonance

The evidence is overwhelming: poverty creates disease and death. It sickens and kills over the short and long term, and brings higher rates of morbidity and mortality. Things crucial to our day-to-day lives (medical and otherwise) come from healthy inventive economies – or they don’t come at all, as many people are only now discovering.…

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Roseland Hospital: 30-to-50 Percent Of Those Tested Have Covid-19 Antibody (And Other Headlines You May Have Forgotten)

This is from the Chicago City Wire and it’s significant because, as it says in the article, it indicates that “the spread of the virus may have been underway in the Roseland community — and the state and country as a whole — prior to the issuance of stay at home orders and widespread business…

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Knowledge And Understanding Brings Calm

It’s sometimes called Farr’s Law, named after William Farr (1807 – 1883), and it states that all epidemics — all of them — follow an epidemiological curve (also known as an epi-curve or S-curve). These curves start out with an alarmingly steep incline. But over time, in natural progression, they slope downward and eventually flatten. This…

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Death By Social Distancing

“There’s nothing to be scared about. This is the flu epidemic like every other flu epidemic — maybe more severe, but nothing is fundamentally different from the flu we’ve seen every other year.” – Professor Knut Wittkowski I made this video after reading the transcripts of a talk given by professor Knut Wittkowski — an…

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“Social Distancing” Is NOT Lockdown — And Then There’s The Curious Case Of Sweden

Be careful of that bait-and-switch, which has already begun. Social distancing is voluntarily. Lockdown is not. Be aware of this as well: Also this, from infectious-disease specialist Doctor Amesh Adalja, of Johns Hopkins: Doctor Amesh Adalja also recently said “I suspect coronavirus was here even before the 1st official case was diagnosed in Washington state…

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Some Good News About COVID-19

As the state of affairs becomes increasingly polarized in America — degenerating with clockwork predictability into partisan polemics of the most concrete-bound sort (with, however, this bizarre twist, which, if you think about it, follows a certain contorted logic: the left now angry at Donald Trump for not being fascist enough in his refusal (so…

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How Excessive Regulation Ignited COVID-19’s Spread & What Is The Better Way

When the history of coronavirus is written, the heroic work of Helen Y. Chu, a flu researcher at the University of Washington, will be worthy of recognition. This infuriating account comes from LeapsMag.com: In late January, Chu was testing nasal swabs for the Seattle Flu Study to monitor influenza spread when she learned of the…

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How Accurate Was The Science That Led To Lockdown?

Forget for a moment, if you can, all partisan noise and nonsense, whether Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Mike Pence, Alexandra Cortez, or any of the others:  We’re seeing before us right now in a more stark, unequivocal, dramatic fashion than ever before how little our lords and masters know about anything — which raises the…

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It’s Inescapable

For those who don’t believe that political-economic questions and their answers are entirely grounded in philosophy and that philosophy underpins all knowledge, scientific and otherwise, I ask you to observe the nightmarish spectacle unreeling before us now: because in your lifetime you’re not likely to see a greater global-wide testament to the inescapable fact and nature of…

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Covid-19: Not a Virus to Vanquish but a Philosophy by which to Live

Did you feel that shift? I did. Each day something amorphous is growing clearer — an immense and looming thing, taking shape on the edge of the earth, casting an apocalyptic shadow. It will, I believe, continue to clarify, and that something is this: the greatest swath of destruction being cut by Covid-19 is not…

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800 Medical Specialists Caution Against Draconian Measures & There Are Evidently No Environmentalists In A Pandemic Either

The following is from a good article, published earlier today and penned by Edward Peter Stringham, an economist I much admire. Here’s an excerpt:  Hundreds of professors associated with Yale University organized a letter with signatures to send to the White House. It was signed by 800 credentialed professionals largely from the fields of epidemiology and medicine.…

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Wealth-Destruction & The Annihilation of Individual Rights Will Do Nothing To Help The CoronaVirus Pandemic

In fact, it will make it worse The entire crisis is largely about how government responds and how people panic, and if you doubt this, I invite you to read about why Singapore’s coronavirus response worked, and why Hong Kong has toilet paper surpluses — even while the rest of the world suffers severe shortages. Singapore’s response to…

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