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No Victory Lap for Governors Who Locked Down America

American Institute for Economic Research, July 14, 2021 No Victory Lap For Governors Who Locked Down America James Bovard There are no fact-checkers for victory laps. Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo summarized his experience with the Covid-19 crisis: “Speaking for myself, it was a tremendous personal benefit.” Cuomo made that declaration in a […]

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Will the Pandemic Promote Political Power in Perpetuity?

American Institute for Economic Research, May 26, 2021 Will the Pandemic Promote Political Power in Perpetuity? James Bovard “It’s like we created another industry in our state. The amount of money is staggering,” Andrew Schaufele, director of Maryland’s Bureau of Revenue Estimates, happily declared last week. The Biden stimulus plan is deluging governments across America […]

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The Wreckers of New York and their Bitter Rivalry

American Institute for Economic Research, March 2, 2021 The Wreckers of New York and their Bitter Rivalry James Bovard What happens when two masters of political illusion seek to dominate the same turf? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have prospered by championing disastrous policies that once assured […]

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Cuomo and the Failure of Covid Absolutism

American Institute for Economic Research, February 24, 2021 Cuomo and the Failure of Covid Absolutism James Bovard New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is falling from grace at epic speed. His administration is now the target of a Justice Department probe for policies that resulted in the death of one out of eight nursing home residents […]

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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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