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Volume 25, Issue 54: January 11, 2023

by Scott W. Atlas (New Criterion)
From school closures to the injection of experimental drugs into kids to shield adults, the legacy of our Covid policies is serious physical and psychological damage to our children (especially the poorest). The full extent of the harm will not be known for decades. How do we hold those responsible accountable? READ MORE »



William F. Shughart II (The Hill)
Politicians are indeed poster-child “insiders” who know what public policies are being devised and can easily predict their effects on company profitability. No wonder, year after year, the architects of the administrative state get richer and richer. The solution? Voters willing to vote them out of office. READ MORE »



John C. Goodman (Forbes)
In 2020, three-fourths of the people over the age of 65 voted, while the voting booths attracted barely half of those aged 18 to 24. But both parties ignored the elderly—to the detriment of the parties and seniors, who continue to suffer needlessly under current Social Security rules. Who will be the first to win elections by eliminating those regulations? READ MORE »



Richard K. Vedder (American Spectator)
Putin of today is behaving quite differently from at the start of his rule. Back then, he reduced income tax, shrank (as a consequence) the underground economy, triggered significant economic growth, and proceeded to collect more in tax revenue than ever before (the Russian Laffer Curve). Putin today attacks private property, scoffs at the rule of law, including by murdering his opponents. Care to guess how the Russian economy is doing today? READ MORE »





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