Coronavirus

Government’s Perverse Incentives

It might seem reasonable to think that in the early days of a pandemic involving an unfamiliar pathogen, the public ought to allow the government leeway in its imposition of extreme measures, such as the virtual shut down of economic activity. But the initial impression ought to dissolve when one reminds oneself that we're talking about government, a monopolistic organization shot through with perverse incentives because it gets its revenue through coercion (taxation) and faces no profit-and-lost test. (We also must understand that extreme measures were imposed on the basis of a widely...

Our Foolish Politicized Era

It's ridiculous to think you can divine people's politics merely from their views on the pandemic or any given policy response to it. Similarly, it's absurd to rebut a view by referring to the holder's politics.

How to Panic the Public

Disseminate worst-case scenarios, taking care to ignore the dubious assumptions that go into modeling while vilifying anyone, no matter how well-qualified, who refuses to ignore them. Emphasize the (alleged) benefits of a draconian government response, taking care to ignore the costs while vilifying anyone, no matter how well-qualified, who refuses to ignore them. Repeat as necessary, preferably often.

Episode 486: Surviving ‘Corona-World’ w/ Tom Woods

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48 Minutes Safe for Work Tom Woods is a New York Times best-selling author and the host of The Tom Woods Show. Tom has been one of the best voices commenting on the government's damaging response to CV-19. He joins Pete to talk about the continuing harmful effects to individuals, and the culture in general. Wrong About the Lockdown The Fact-Free Lockdown Hysteria The Fact-Free COVID Dystopia TomWoods.com Tom's Free Books Get Autonomy 19 Skills PDF Download Unloose The Goose The Monopoly On Violence Pete's Patreon Pete's Books on Amazon Pete's Books Available for Crypto Pete on Facebook...

Episode 478: We’ve Entered The ‘Dim Age’ w/ Vin Armani

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106 Minutes Some Strong Language Pete invited Vin Armani to return to the show to continue their conversation from a few months ago where they made predictions on what would be wrought from the government's response to the CV-19 pandemic. This time Vin and Pete talk about numerous topics but especially how they see a permanent change in the culture that so many people are missing. Counter Market Newsletter Buy "Self-Ownership" Vinarmani.com Cointext Soros' General Theory of Reflexivity Renegade University 25% Off Discount Code Get Autonomy 19 Skills PDF Download Unloose The Goose The...

Episode 477: Dr. Knut M. Wittkowski On His Work To Cure CV19

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47 Minutes Safe For Work Dr. Knut M. Wittkowski is a former Senior Research Associate at Rockefeller University and is the founder of ASDERA. Knut joins Pete to talk about his work to cure SARS-CoV-2. He details his research, talks about how it works and the next step in the process of getting it to market. ASDERA Knut's Soho Forum Debate Renegade University 25% Off Discount Code Get Autonomy 19 Skills PDF Download Unloose The Goose The Monopoly On Violence Pete's Patreon Pete's Paypal Pete's Books on Amazon Pete's Books Available for Crypto Pete on Facebook Pete on...

How to Misuse Global COVID-19 Statistics

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Have you heard about Somalia's COVID-19 policy? In the official statistics, Somalia has just 3,362 confirmed infections and 97 confirmed deaths from COVID-19. On a per capita basis, the country has a death toll just barely above New Zealand, and below other widely reported success stories like South Korea, Japan, Norway, Germany, etc. Yet, my guess is you probably have not heard much about how Somalia defeated the coronavirus. Why is that? The reason is that, implicitly, no one thinks Somalia's statistics reflect the underlying reality. Still the recurring target of US drone strikes and...

Episode 457: NYC Has Reached Herd Immunity w/ Gene Epstein

56 Minutes PG-13 Gene Epstein is the founder of the Soho Forum debate series in NYC and is a former economics editor at Barron's Magazine. Pete invited Gene on to talk about the impact on NYC of CV19 and the George Floyd protests, riots and looting. Gene starts off talking about why he believes NYC, the hardest hit center of the CV19 virus, has reached herd immunity. The Soho Forum Gene on Twitter Get Autonomy 19 Skills PDF Download Unloose The Goose The Monopoly On Violence Pete's Patreon Pete's Books on Amazon Pete's Books Available for Crypto Pete on Facebook Pete on...

Is Sweden’s COVID-19 Response a Cautionary Tale or a Model to Follow? It’s Complicated

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In the ongoing debate about lockdowns in the US, Sweden has become the battleground. To mainstream media outlets, Sweden's experience is cited as a cautionary tale. CBS writes that Sweden has become "an example of how not to handle COVID-19". Meanwhile, to those who have been skeptical of the lockdown policy all along, Sweden's results are occasionally cited in glowing terms. For instance, Jeffrey Tucker of AIER tweeted this out last week, showing that Sweden's daily death toll has slowed to a crawl: So which version is true? Did Sweden's less restrictive approach to COVID-19 usher in the...

Episode 450: The Coming ‘Vaccine War’ w/ Spiro Skouras

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51 Minutes Safe for Work Spiro Skouras is an Independent Journalist and contributor at ActivistPost.com Spiro joins Pete to talk about the near-future likelihood that a mandatory CV19 vaccine will come to "market". Spiro has written about mandatory vaccination movements within the 50 state and is well equipped to speak to what could be a coming war at least for those who value choice. Spiro's Activist Post Page Spiro's Bitchute Channel Spiro's YouTube Channel Get Autonomy 19 Skills PDF Download Unloose The Goose The Monopoly On Violence Pete's Patreon Pete's Books on Amazon Pete's Books...

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News Roundup 8/11/2022

US News Advisers at 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade racked up at least 60 misconduct offenses, including incidents with alcohol, drugs and adultery; a battalion commander was fired; members of one advising team are facing punishment for their behavior in...

White House Considering Reducing or Increasing Tariffs on China

Reuters reports President Joe Biden is considering a range of options of what to do with the current tariffs on China. For months, the administration has considered cutting tariffs on Beijing to relieve inflation in the US. However, Biden is considering new tariffs as...

News Roundup 8/10/2022

US News The Biden administration yesterday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the ban on gun possession by medical marijuana users, saying that law is consistent with a long tradition of firearm regulation in the United States. Reason The U.S....

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RIP Michael Badnarik

I am told this morning that Michael Badnarik died in his sleep of heart failure last night. Michael was a great believer in and defender of freedom and the United States of America and its Constitution. He represented the Libertarian Party as presidential candidate...

KPFA Saturday Evening News–How Violence Breeds Violence

Short contribution of Laurie Calhoun to the KPFA Saturday Evening News on August 6, 2022, with David Rosenberg about drone assassination and the logic of “violence breeds violence”. This three-minute exchange spans 5:10-8:15. Many other foreign policy topics are also...

Drone Assassination: Inconvenient Facts

On the assassination of Ayman al-Zawahiri by U.S. drone in Kabul (from Accuracy.org): [Laurie Calhoun] said today: “President Biden has pivoted from the multiple crises of his administration — inflation, heightened tensions with China and Iran, and even the very real...

The Scott Horton Show

Conflicts of Interest

COI #308: Moving Closer to Nuclear War

On COI #308, Kyle Anzalone discusses warnings that the world is close to annihilation. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

Don't Tread on Anyone

The Utilitarian Case for Voluntaryism

https://youtu.be/mO0Wi-elguk If I try to take something from you, you will resist, imposing costs on both of us in the form of property damage and bodily harm, in addition to the cost of security you may incur to prevent future acts of coercion. It’s not just that...

The State is the Health of War

https://youtu.be/WnvtYw_QKQE Critics often dismiss private law by alleging that disputes between enforcement agencies would lead to combat — even though this happens between governments all the time! In truth, the incentives for peaceful resolution of disputes would...

Who Was Tony Timpa?

https://youtu.be/zQiIPeHLQp4 “Unless it be to do justice on an offender,” Locke continued, no one may “take away, or impair the life, or what tends to the preservation of the life, the liberty, health, limb, or goods of another.” Long traces out a key implication of...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Pelosi’s Pickled Provocation Ep. 227

https://youtu.be/6t0w03HduRI In the last two weeks, I spent a great deal of time covering Nancy Pelosi's reckless diplomatic visit to Taiwan. As a part of my coverage, I made a panel appearance on Around the Empire with JoAnne Leon and was glad to be a guest on It's...

Lies, Damned Lies, & War Propaganda ft. Prof CJ Ep. 226

  https://youtu.be/Qp4xpGlxsx8 In this week's episode, I invited Prof. CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast on to talk about Part I of his current podcast series. In Part I, Prof. CJ explores the "massive British propaganda operation in the US that ran from...

The Danger of the Fake China Threat ft. Joseph Solis-Mullen Ep. 225

https://youtu.be/OEcx1yQn6ic This week, I invited Joseph Solis-Mullen on the show to discuss his most recent article published at the Libertarian Institute. The article, entitled "The Fake China Threat and Its Very Real Danger" does an excellent job of demonstrating...

Year Zero

Tim Pool is Wrong About China w/ Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick is back, and this time we’re discussing how and why Tim Pool is wrong about China. Liberty Weekly Patrick Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

BTC Vs ESG w/Car

Car from TLE joined me again. This time I wanted Car to address my Concerns about ESG, and how he thought BTC was the answer. Timeline Earth Who is Car Timeline Earth Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Origins and Myths w/Adam Patrick

Adam Patrick is back to discuss the roots of metaphysical thought and language. Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

46 & 2, Tool, the Shadow, and Jung w/Jon Hartmann

I asked my good friend Jon Hartmann to come back on the show to discuss Tool’s 46 & 2 and Jung’s concept of the Shadow. Jon Twitter Jon Instagram Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

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