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Arguments for Lockdowns Misrepresent Economic Evidence

Governments must redouble their efforts to take facts and evidence seriously, whether it's evidence from epidemiology or from economics.

Vaccines vs. the Delta Variant: Talking with Dr. Amesh Adalja

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer interviews Dr. Amesh Adalja, a well-known expert on pandemic preparedness, about the resurgence of Covid infections around the country due to the Delta variant and how vaccines are holding up against the. . .

New Ideal ’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Already, in these early days, the COVID-19 pandemic and government responses to it have drastically reshaped life and society. Lockdowns. “Stay at home” directives. Millions of businesses, schools, and organizations — shuttered. So far more than. . .

Is It Selfish to Never Wear a Mask?

What should we think of people who flatly refuse to wear masks in any situation? Some pundits give an unequivocal answer: “Failure to wear a mask [is] an incredibly selfish act that puts other people’s lives at risk.” “Being against masks is a. . .

COVID-19’s Impact on Business and Politics

How should we think about and critically evaluate the torrent of information and reporting coming out daily about the pandemic? That’s one of the crucial issues that philosophers Onkar Ghate and Gregory Salmieri address in a special episode of ARI’s. . .

A Poem for Trying Times: Rudyard Kipling’s “If–”

Ayn Rand was a novelist and a connoisseur of fiction. By her own admission she was “not an admirer of poetry” and found it “impossible to discuss.” Even so, after saying this in a Q&A session, she went on to describe one of her favorite poems. . .

Lifting the Lockdowns

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer and Onkar Ghate discuss the lifting of the lockdowns and whether they were justified in the first place. Among the topics covered: The current state of the pandemic and. . .