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The Pandemic Bites

Libertarianism

Failures in Public Health During the Pandemic, with Dr. Mary Ruwart

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

We recorded an episode on our podcast with Dr. Mary Ruwart. In this episode, we discuss how she found libertarianism …

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What Evidence Demonstrates that Lockdowns didn’t Help Stop the Pandemic?

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

On the one hand, just look around us. Whether locked down or “freed up”, we didn’t see a significant reduction …

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Was information About Hydroxychloroquine Suppressed in 2020? Is the same thing happening with Ivermectin?

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

In the first six months of the pandemic, research from China (among other labs) indicated with in vitro studies that …

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Shouldn’t the state do whatever it takes to combat a pandemic?

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

Another way to ask this question is, “Why shouldn’t the government get special power to fight infectious disease?” There are …

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Should Libertarians Support Mask Mandates?

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

In short, not from the state. Masks are a tricky topic. Unlike lockdowns (which are clearly monstrous), there is a …

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Should Libertarians Support Lockdown Policies?

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

Absolutely not. Lockdowns don’t work. While you might be forced to comply and make the best of it, we ought …

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In the absence of even a minimal state, how could the spread of infectious disease be prevented?

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

In the previous post, we explained the role of markets in working out public health solutions, but we can take …

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Does a minimal government have a role in infectious disease prevention? How do free markets play a role?

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

Some minarchist libertarians have argued that a minimal government could have a public health role to play. They suggest that …

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On Vaccine Mandates

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

By Dr. Norman Horn and Dick Clark In July 2021, U.S. President Biden announced a new policy of mandatory COVID …

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