Hippocratic vs. Technocratic Medicine

Hippocratic vs. Technocratic Medicine

Opinion | Many of our technocrats seem undeterred by the failure of public health policies and associated new technologies to mitigate the COVID pandemic. Consider, for example, Pfizer’s and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines. How successful was this technology in its first large-scale trial run in humans? A useful metric to cut through a lot of statistical noise […]

Besties: Twitter, Facebook, Google, CDC, NIH, WHO

Besties: Twitter, Facebook, Google, CDC, NIH, WHO

Many of us with a libertarian frame of mind presume as a matter of theory that the interests of business are at odds with those of government. That’s generally true for businesses of a certain size. The regulations and taxes one faces in running an enterprise in the “land of free” are utterly shocking, as […]

The Battle for Control of Your Mind

The Battle for Control of Your Mind

In his classic dystopian novel 1984, George Orwell famously wrote, “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” This striking image served as a potent symbol for totalitarianism in the 20th Century. But as Caylan Ford recently observed, with the advent of digital health passports in the emerging […]

The Power of Protest

The Power of Protest

All in less than one week, Israel has repealed restrictions and is backing off vaccine mandates, even as cases and deaths are hitting new highs, and implausibly so in the most vaccinated and boosted country in the world. The U.K. has backed off too. Same in Denmark, Ireland, Finland, and Norway. Switzerland has joined in, and […]