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Lockdown Tyranny: A Personal Retrospective

American Institute for Economic Research, March 24, 2021 Lockdown Tyranny: A Personal Retrospective James Bovard Over the past year, Americans’ rights and liberties have been ravaged worse than almost anyone expected at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fearmongering quickly proved the ticket for politicians to seize almost unlimited power. But heavy-handed government decrees were […]

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Teachers Unions Have Always Been Terrible

American Conservative, February 15, 2021 Teachers Unions Have Always Been Terrible Forty years of getting in the way of childrens’ education by James Bovard NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 3, 2020: BLM, UFT and other groups participate in a National Day of Resistance to protest for demands including no reopening of schools, police-free schools, and […]

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Masking America’s Greatest Natural Monuments

American Institute for Economic Research, February 6, 2021 Masking America’s Greatest Natural Monuments James Bovard –The Biden administration just issued an edict that will spur endless pointless conflicts for Americans seeking to peacefully enjoy hundreds of national parks. On Groundhog Day, the National Park Service (NPS) mandated wearing face masks on all National Park Service […]

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Pandemic Security Theater 2021

American Institute for Economic Research, January 15 2021 Pandemic Security Theater James Bovard   After the start of the Covid pandemic, my local Harris Teeter grocery store in Montgomery County, Maryland made extensive changes, including placing eight-foot high plexiglass screens between every one of its nine self-service checkout stations. However, a few months ago, one […]

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USA TODAY: My Recommendations for Biden Covid Policy

USA TODAY asked its Board of Contributors for Covid policy recommendations for Biden. Here are my two cents: Stop the lockdowns and shutdowns Biden should condemn the lockdowns and shutdowns that have caused vast economic and social damage (soaring drug abuse, suicides, depression) while failing to prevent more than 100 million Americans from becoming infected […]

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2020 Ravaged Comforting American Myths

American Institute for Economic Research, December 30, 2020 The Year in which Comforting American Myths Were Ravaged James Bovard Thanks in large part to Covid lockdowns, this year has left vast wreckage in its wake, with ten million jobs lost, more than 100,000 businesses and dozens of national chains bankrupted or closed. Up to 40 […]

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Covid Craziness in LoCo MoCo

American Institute for Economic Research, December 5, 2020 Covid Craziness in LoCo MoCo by James Bovard In August, I reported here on how Montgomery County, Maryland, was seeking to shut down private schools as part of their Covid-19 strategy of abolishing all risk by abolishing all freedom. As more individuals have recently tested positive for […]

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