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Government’s Proper Role During COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to impact every aspect of human life, government has assumed a key role in the fight against the pandemic. Federal, state, and local governments are implementing directives intended to enforce social distancing, stimulate the. . .

Principled Defense of Free Markets in the Age of Bailouts

I work for an organization, the Ayn Rand Institute, that advocates laissez-faire capitalism and opposes government redistribution of wealth on moral grounds. We also recently took a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — on moral. . .

Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic: Scientists

Which teams played in the last Super Bowl? Can you name one character from the Star Wars movies? Who is Kim Kardashian’s husband? Likely you answered at least one of those questions correctly. But the following may well stump you: Who developed the. . .

How to Think about Coronavirus Conspiracism

The recently released documentary Plandemic is a perfect example of the type of conspiratorial thinking that has emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic. The claim: that the virus was not “naturally occurring” and thus. . .

An Open Letter to Marc Andreessen

On April 18, Marc Andreessen, the influential Silicon Valley venture capitalist, published an essay that has reverberated across social media. In “It’s Time To Build,” Andreessen observed that “Every Western institution was unprepared for the. . .

Watch: What Marc Andreessen Gets Right — and What He Misses

Marc Andreessen, the influential Silicon Valley venture capitalist, has lit up social media with his essay on the pandemic, “It’s Time to Build.” He writes: Every Western institution was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic, despite many prior. . .

THINKING ABOUT THE PANDEMIC

Amid the havoc and upheaval brought on by the novel coronavirus outbreak, there’s much to cover. This page showcases our latest pandemic-related content.