Three months ago, Dr. John Ioannidis of Stanford University predicted dire social consequences if states enforced social distancing measures to curb a virus scientists didn't yet understand.
“I feel extremely sad that my predictions were...
Jonathan Hamel ⚡“The predictions of most mathematical models in terms of how many beds and how many ICU beds would be required were astronomically wrong,”
(Québec) Le bon vieux temps d’avant le coronavirus n’est pas près de revenir : il n’y aura pas de retour à la normale au Québec avant des mois, voire peut-...
Jonathan Hamel ⚡Une économie de 370 milliards $ sous le diktat des non-élus de la santé publique qui, rappelons-le, n'ont absolument aucune conséquence d'être dans l'erreur ! Où est l'opposition #assnat ? lapresse.ca/covid-19/20200… #covid19quebec #polqc
Australians in the state of New South Wales face a six-month sentence and a A$11,000 (£5,500) fine for leaving their own homes without a “reasonable excuse” under new laws to combat the spread of Covid-19.
Jonathan Hamel ⚡From "1984" we are now slowly transitioning to "A Clockwork Orange" : "A man who breached self-isolation orders could be forced to watch videos of coffins of coronavirus victims"
The problem that Hayek deals with reaches to the core of how economists think about their discipline. There was once such a thing as the human sciences of which economics was part. The goal was to discover and elucidate the exact laws that govern...
Jonathan Hamel ⚡"This re-definition of what constitutes science thus had a terrible and even deadly result for human well being and liberty. Science had turned from being a friend of freedom into being employed as its enemy." @mises
Jonathan Hamel ⚡"The climate change movement is likely to be another victim. How much have you heard about Greta Thunberg lately? Concern over the climate will seem like another luxury from safer and more normal times" @tylercowen
More Lebanese are embracing the notoriously volatile cryptocurrency as the country's economy founders.
Jonathan Hamel ⚡"He is trying to move what is left of his savings out of Lebanon via a financial instrument many in the country have not embraced - until recently."
"Suddenly everything turns upside down and all the options are open," said Maher.
Journalist Victor Sebestyen witnessed much of the 1989 fall of the Soviet empire at first hand, and in this book, he reassesses this deci...
Jonathan Hamel ⚡@NickSzabo4@Waszczuk4@TheresaMMoreau I'm currently reading "Revolution 1989". The courage of the various groups pushing for reforms (against communism) in Post-WWII Poland and Hungary is unbelievable. Bonus : I now understand why socialists hate the Catholic church so much !
In this interview, I talk to Michael Goldstein, the co-host of the Noded Podcast and President of the Nakamoto Institute. We discuss Libertarianism, the free market, rejecting activism and the transition to an anarcho-capitalist society.
Entrepreneur and Anesthesiologist Keith Smith of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma talks with host Russ Roberts about what it’s like to run a surgery center that posts prices on the internet and that does not take insurance. Along the way, he discusses...
Jonathan Hamel ⚡“People often mention the pizzas that were bought for ten thousand bitcoins and, in hindsight, poke fun at the guy who ate what would become a multi-million dollar lunch. I’m more interested in the person who gave up two perfectly good…” — Ross Ulbricht