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The Return of the Flagellants

The lockdowns have disproportionately targeted fun. No house parties. No travel. Bowling, bars, Broadway, theater, amusement parks, all banned. Weddings, forget it. Restaurants, hotels, conventions, and even golf were all targeted by the lockdowners.

Oct 26, 2020
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Jeffrey A. Tucker
The Aristocracy of Pull

At first glance, a lot of the social problems and resource waste emerging from government intervention seem pretty easy to fix: the government should just stop doing whatever it is doing that is creating the problems and the waste. The stubborn persistence of institutions and organizations that keep societies poor is a vexing problem for social scientists. In Political Capitalism, the economist Randall Holcombe takes on this problem by analyzing “political capitalism” as a distinct economic system with its own logic and features rather than as some kind of midpoint between capitalism and socialism.

Sep 28, 2020
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Art Carden
Are Lockdowns an Election-Year Ransom Note?

"We don’t realistically anticipate that we would be moving to either tier 2 or reopening K-12 schools at least until after the election, in early November.” Those are the words of a west coast health director. No in-person schooling until after the election? Hmmm.Please think about what was said. It reads as kind of a ransom note. Vote for science-reverent candidate Joe Biden, or else….

Sep 21, 2020
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John Tamny
Those Who Destroy Art

Sep 15, 2020
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Michael Newberry
Small Signs of Hope that Lockdowns Could Soon End

For so many months, it’s been nonstop bad news on business closures, arts trashed, museum shuttering, unemployment, missed surgeries and diagnostics, plus rising loneliness, drug overdoses, depression, and suicide. Every day has been as dark or darker than the previous one.

Sep 3, 2020
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Jeffrey A. Tucker
11 mins
Ten Tips to Effective Coping in Times of Conflict, Chaos, and Coronavirus - For Children

Parenting is a difficult enterprise, more so when current events throw curveballs in our efforts to foster a benevolent sense of life and the view that the universe is rational and predictable. Here are ten tips to help children cope with their emotional reactions when the world around them is in turmoil.

Aug 16, 2020
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Richard Warshak
7 mins
In Memory of Frank Bond

We are deeply sad to learn that Frank Bond died July 26, age 86, at his home. Frank was a long-time, generous supporter of The Atlas Society.

Aug 12, 2020
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David Kelley, PHD
7 mins
Donor Spotlight: Tom and Dianne Blackburn

It seemed a logical question. They were both in their 60s, and they just met. But she had never been on a cruise.

Aug 3, 2020
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Vickie Oddino
4 Mins
How Global Capitalism Boosted Immunities

From the beginning of this virus, political elites have used the language of war. The invisible enemy would be contained, suppressed, and...

Jul 27, 2020
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Jeffrey A. Tucker
7 Mins
Epidemics, Then & Now: A Family Perspective

As Americans are repeatedly warned about a spike in coronavirus cases just as state governments have begun to allow us leave our homes and

Jun 25, 2020
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Vickie Oddino
The Return of Brutalism

The lockdowners probably had no idea what they were about to unleash. On paper, their plans all seemed fine. Keep people apart. Make them

Jun 16, 2020
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Jeffrey A. Tucker
4 Mins
Contact Tracing: Laying the Foundation for Real-Time Social Tracking

Many academics, business leaders, and governments are claiming that technology is a critical part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

Jun 3, 2020
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Sia Mohajer
5 Mins
Why We Did NOT Take Bailout Money

I have been asked, as CEO of The Atlas Society: Why did The Atlas Society not take bailout money from the federal government?

Jun 3, 2020
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Jennifer A. Grossman
2 Mins
The Atlas Society Asks Sam Sorbo: Are We Ready for Homeschool?

By default, many parents are homeschooling now. School closures have also raised questions about whether the high cost of government education is providing decent returns, given the all too often dismal results.

Apr 23, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
5 Mins
COVID-19 Is Not Even Close To America's Biggest Problem

The COVID-19 pandemic can be used to illustrate two problems that are both more destructive than the virus. The problems relate to how

Apr 1, 2020
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Bryce Buchanan
6 Mins
Objectivism and Covid-19

 As the health and economic effects of Covid-19 intensify, we asked philosopher and The Atlas Society Founder David Kelley, Ph.D. to outline

Mar 30, 2020
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David Kelley
4 Mins
My Name is Coronavirus

My name is Coronavirus. I was born among bats in the caves of Communist China.

Mar 27, 2020
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Jennifer A. Grossman
4 Mins
Coronavirus Message from The Atlas Society

At a time when a highly infectious biological virus, the coronavirus, is spreading – as is an equally infectious psychological virus, panic – I wanted to take the opportunity to reach out with a message on what we at The Atlas Society are doing to respond to both.

Mar 22, 2020
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Jennifer A. Grossman
4 Mins
Economic Freedom: USA Back in Top 5, Canada 8th

The USA was in decline for the last decade, falling to 16th in 2015, but is now catching up to the world leaders. Canada’s Fraser Institute

Sep 15, 2019
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Stephen Hicks Ph.D
2 Mins
The Return of Slavery

There are some plagues that mankind seems to be incapable of fully destroying. One of these plagues is slavery, which has existed since man

May 13, 2019
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Richard W. Rahn
4 Mins
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