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Why Is the Human Being Not Like a Machine?

By Jeffrey A. Tucker via Brownstone Institute In defense of regulatory mandates during oral arguments, the following words were spoken by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: “Why is a human being not like a machine if it’s spewing a virus?” For her, it is a simple matter: regulatory impositions rule the machine world so why […]

Seeking a Spirit Of Benevolence

by Jeff Thomas via International Man The “welcome mat” is different in each country. As the First World devolves, we will see a steady increase in people seeking asylum in countries other than their birth country. Those doing the seeking may be looking at criteria such as job opportunities, low taxation, minimal governmental interference, minimal […]

They Said They Would Slow the Spread

by Jeffrey A. Tucker via Brownstone Institute It’s been the most astonishing two weeks for American public life, with so many prescient changes, from new censorships, admissions, backtracks, experts speaking out, public outrage, and what strikes me as a progressive unraveling of every orthodoxy imposed nearly two years ago.  Not even the influential and powerful […]

Slouching Toward Endemicity

by Jeffrey A. Tucker Is that the sound of normalcy I’m hearing out there? Ever more authors and sources admitting that the virus is a medical problem that cannot be addressed or solved through politicized “mitigation measures.” This is what I’m reading between the lines of such news stories as this one: Early in the […]

When Idiocy Becomes Hardwired

by Jeff Thomas via International Man At this point, virtually all of us over the age of forty have encountered enough “snowflakes” (those Millennials who have a meltdown if anything they say or believe is challenged) to understand that, increasingly, young people are being systemically coddled to the point that they cannot cope with their […]

How Fanatics Took Over the World

by Jeffrey A. Tucker via Brownstone Institute Early in the pandemic, I had been furiously writing articles about lockdowns. My phone rang with a call from a man named Dr. Rajeev Venkayya. He is the head of a vaccine company but introduced himself as former head of pandemic policy for the Gates Foundation. Now I […]

The Truth About Tyranny

by Jeffrey Tucker Brownstone Institute In the simple model of tyranny we learned as school kids, there is a bad guy on top, or perhaps several because he needs advisors, and then there is everyone else suffering under his yoke. The job of freedom is to overthrow the powerful bad guy and set everyone free.  […]

Is This Becoming a General Strike?

written by Jeffrey A. Tucker   Brownstone Institute Never in our lifetimes has a federal mandate created such cultural and economic havoc. Did the Biden administration really imagine that it could outright force its way into the bloodstream of every American, simply by demanding it in a press conference?  Talk about the personalization of compulsion! […]