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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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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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Defining Despotism Down

American Institute for Economic Research, October 27, 2020 Defining Despotism Down James Bovard The simultaneous defining down of both democracy and despotism is 2020’s darkest legacy. Voters are recognizing that their ballots merely choose elective dictators who can exempt themselves from the Constitution simply by pronouncing the word “emergency.” At the same time, despotism is […]

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Two Types of Terror in Michigan

American Institute for Economic Research, October 9, 2020 Two Types of Terror in Michigan James Bovard  #StopTrumpsTerror is one of the hottest trending topics on Twitter, with more than 90,000 tweets. Yesterday, the FBI announced the arrest of six people yesterday in a plot (perhaps government-hatched) to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and put her […]

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Sham Bailout Statistics Shroud Shutdown Tyranny

American Institute for Economic Research, July 16, 2020 Sham Bailout Statistics Shroud Shutdown Tyranny by James Bovard – July 16, 2020 Last month, I wrote a piece here condemning the Trump administration for refusing to disclose the beneficiaries of bailouts authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The following day, […]

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