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How Goes the Pandemic Battle? Interview with Dr. Amesh Adalja

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer talks with Amesh Adalja,  a well-known expert on pandemic preparedness, about the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the topics covered: Why there are outbreaks in. . .

The Dangerous Thinking Behind Pandemic Partisanship

President Trump stirred up a controversy first by touting the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, and then by musing about the use of UV light and even disinfectant to cure the disease. The way some have defended Trump’s speculation has. . .

ARI Condemns Krugman’s New York Times Smear of Ayn Rand

On October 22, 2020, economist Paul Krugman published a column in the New York Times entitled “How Many Americans Will Ayn Rand Kill?” The column’s subtitle was: “Liberty doesn’t mean freedom to infect other people.” On October 23, the Ayn Rand. . .

How to Resist the Pull of Today’s Tribalistic Politics

In the recent pandemic, it’s been shocking to observe how much some people’s political affinities have influenced their views about the proper response to the disease itself. I’ve recently written about how emotionalistic partisan loyalty, rather. . .

Are “Stay at Home” Orders Constitutional?

All across the United States, millions of people have been ordered to “stay at home” or “shelter in place” to slow the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve been told not to go to work, not to go to school, not to go out of their. . .

Discussing the New Laws Needed to Combat a Pandemic

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer interviews Onkar Ghate, ARI’s chief philosophy officer, and Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert, to discuss Ghate’s recent paper “A Pro-Freedom Approach to Infectious Disease.” Some of. . .