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Some Covid Links

(Don Boudreaux) TweetPhil Magness recalls Anthony Fauci’s reckless fear-mongering, nearly 40 years ago, on AIDS. A slice: The damage was already done though, as the media went to work stoking alarm about AIDS transmission through simple routine contacts. Hundreds of newspapers disseminated the distressing theory from Fauci’s article. Writing a few weeks later, conservative columnist Pat Buchanan enlisted Fauci as the centerpiece...

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Some Non-Covid Links

(Don Boudreaux) TweetJ. Peder Zane profiles, in the Wall Street Journal, Duke professor John Staddon’s defense of the scientific method and his resistance to the idiocy and dangers of wokeness on campus. A slice: Mr. Staddon has challenged the work of leading social scientists, including Duke sociologist Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, whose books include “Racism Without Racists: Colorblind Racism and the Persistence of Racial...

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Courageous Jodi Shaw

(Don Boudreaux) TweetRick Geddes alerted me to this new piece by Bari Weiss in which Ms. Weiss shares in full Jodi Shaw’s eloquent letter of resignation from an administrative post at Smith College. I will contribute to Ms. Shaw’s GoFundMe campaign, and encourage you to consider doing so. Here’s Ms. Shaw’s letter in full: Dear President McCartney: I am writing to notify you that effective today, I am resigning from my...