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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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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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Soldiers with the Montana National Guard perform a COVID-19 screening test for an out of state traveler at the Amtrak Train Station in Shelby, Montana, April 3, 2020. 73 Montana Army and Air National Guard men and women have been activated for State Active Duty by Montana Governor Steve Bullock to screen 17 locations around the state in effort to flatten the curve in Montana. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brandy Burke)

Pandemic Follies: Tyranny Won’t Keep Us Safe

Pandemic Follies: Tyranny Won’t Keep Us Safe by James Bovard September 30, 2020 ==== Politicians have destroyed more than 13 million jobs this year in a deluge of edicts aimed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 200,000 Americans still died from the coronavirus, but the anti-COVID government crackdowns probably did far more damage than the […]

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