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Epidemiological Models Can’t Tell States When to Open or How

If federal or state officials are considering relying on dates and scores from the University of Washington’s IHME team to decide what to do and when to do it, they should carefully reconsider delegating such authority to unaccountable technocrats to make social, health and economic choices that will deeply affect many millions of American lives.

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Did Mitigation Save Two Million Lives?

It was disingenuous for the White House team to imply–by wrongly comparing epidemic curves from two different models–that these mitigation strategies may have saved two million American lives.

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A Different Look at After‐​Tax Income Inequality

Properly understood, the facts about U.S. after‐​tax income distribution and growth are insufficiently alarming to justify the political misuse of questionable pretax, pretransfer income statistics as a false argument for redistributing after‐​tax income.

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Roger McNamee’s Facebook Critique

An author’s political agenda often drives the arguments, which explains why extreme rhetoric about hypothetical “crises” in the future are typically abused to excuse extreme proposals for government meddling in the present.