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Arguments for Lockdowns Misrepresent Economic Evidence

The Covid-19 pandemic is probably the most daunting health crisis the world has faced in generations. Experts on pandemics have been warning us for years about the potential for an outbreak like this, but their warnings went unheeded, and many. . .

A Pro-Freedom, Pro-Science Alternative to Lockdowns

As coronavirus cases resurge around the world, governments are reimposing sweeping lockdowns. The last lockdowns exacted a heavy toll on our liberties and our livelihoods, and even now we still face rising infections. Many people who favor lockdowns. . .

Latest Pandemic Developments with Dr. Amesh Adalja

With coronavirus cases rising across the country and some states closing up again, it’s worth asking: Have government officials learned the lessons from the first spike in cases earlier this year? In this episode of New Ideal Live, Elan Journo talks. . .

It’s Past Time for a Pandemic Testing Strategy

Months of statewide lockdowns across the country were meant in part to buy time to ramp up testing and contact tracing with regard to the spread of Covid-19. Now — amid an upsurge of cases in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and elsewhere — we still have. . .

Philosophers Discuss: Should We Accept Suffering as Part of Life?

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer and special guest Gregory Salmieri discuss recently published articles, secular and religious, that address the question of whether we can find meaning in the facts of suffering and death — facts the. . .

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. . .