Lesser-Known Privileges of Academic Rank
Men of action receive awards, and accolades, academics not so much.
Quotation of the day on the ‘the most expensive self-inflicted injury in the history of mankind™’.... | American Enterprise Institute - AEI
….. is from the Issues and Insights editorial “Still More Evidence That Lockdowns Were A Massive Waste Of Time, Money, And Lives“:
Don’t expect anyone to admit they were wrong. The public health community – which has been peddling wildly exaggerated predictions of deaths – will never do so. Nor will Democrats and the press – which are committed to the narrative that every death in the U.S. is President Donald Trump’s fault. Trump isn’t likely to, either, since he agreed to shutting down the economy after he started taking his cues from public health doomsayers.This isn’t to say that no action was needed to cope with this uncharted virus. That’s not the argument any of these researchers are making. What they are saying is that the lockdowns weren’t based on sound science, and that far less intrusive measures would likely have been just as effective, if not more so, without destroying the economy.
To be sure, there are studies claiming that the lockdowns reduced infections and saved lives. But as JP Morgan’s Kolanovic noted, “Unlike rigorous testing of potential new drugs, lockdowns were administered with little consideration that they might not only cause economic devastation but potentially more deaths than COVID-19 itself.”
Where’s the “party of science” when you need it?
Related: See the CD post “Scott Grannis on the shutdown of the US economy: ‘the most expensive self-inflicted injury in the history of mankind™‘“.
We shut the country down because New York and a few other areas implemented failed policies that killed thousands?
Map of the Day: US counties divided by one-third of COVID deaths | American Enterprise Institute - AEI
Please tell me the next time Miami is under a hurricane watch; we don't have to shut the nation down for two months.
America's Working-class Communities Face Mounting Economic Stress
And our progressive political betters are intent on making sure we ride to the bottom.
Protesters in LA, NY, and Washington DC stop looters
Antifa is an American terrorist group.
“We need an Intervention”: Desperate Aussie Manufacturers Demand Cheaper Energy
We need to reduce our corporate income tax to zero, we already have the low energy prices, and a solid workforce, we need to incentivize a few companies to relocate the US and bring their manufacturing with them.
FBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, ousted amid Fox News criticism for role in Flynn investigation
These people need to be fired, and they need to lose their pensions and any other benefits they stand to receive. This was a coup and an attempt to destroy the life, career, and reputation of a veteran. It is long past time to clean house.
'We Weren't Goin' to Sit Back and Let It Happen': Italian Bakery Owners Welcome Cleveland Looters with an Impressive Arsenal
Police when you have all day, Smith & Wesson, John Browning, and Samuel Colt when you need action right now.
MOLON LABE, ΜΟΛῺΝ ΛΑΒΈ, MOLṐN LABÉ you little shites!
Hillary, the DNC, the FBI, the DOJ, and the White House all conspired to frame an American hero and execute a preemptive coup...
Barr about to unmask all of Antifa's communications with their media and political allies
...in what amounts to the first part of the first act in the progressive attempt to end the Great American Experiment in Liberty. The Antifa intifada is but the second part of the first act. The time to prepare is passed; it is time to act.
The second American Civil War is upon us.