This Halloween, let’s look back at some terrifying incidents from the recent past that should not be forgotten. For the best part of two years, beginning in March 2020, attempts to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic involved governments around the world seizing new powers and further expanding the scope of the state.
Chernobyl contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union. Could Covid do the same to the CCP in China? We assessed the timelines of the disasters, each’s political climate, and the response of each government. We also analyze why communist dictatorships like those in the USSR and China are inherently unstable. Referenced in this video […]
Five people share their true stories. We interviewed 5 people about their experiences of being under lockdown in Brazil, Nigeria, Greece, India, and the United States. This video tells some of their stories and ideas of how extreme measures have been used by governments everywhere to contain the pandemic – and how much it has […]
We talked with our friend Nolan Gray, a city planner, about how the COVID-19 pandemic led to many transformations in big cities, such as New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. Many people are moving away from big cities as they are not required to work there anymore. Big cities are facing enormous challenges today, due to the heavy regulations on how businesses can operate, as well as the financial burdens they inflict on residents.
Let us know in the comments below if you or any person you know moved away from a big city and how they feel about it.
#DeathOfBigCities #WorkFromHome #Metropolises
What is the point of going to college in a pandemic? Students went home, classes are now online, and there seems to be no return to campus life happening in the near future.
In this video, we asked Bryan Caplan, the author of the Case Against Education, and Professor of Economics at George Mason University: “Will there be anything left from higher education after Covid-19?”
We started from the history of higher education in the US through to present day, and we’ve explored options for the future of higher education. (Spoiler: there are many of them.)
All countries are facing the same crisis: Covid-19.
Lockdown, quarantine, closing business, closing borders, and so much more…
But what is the libertarian view over this whole quarantine crisis?
The massive power that governments are enjoying in today’s world does not make them more eligible to solve big crises. Many experts pointed out the fact that equipping governments with more power only makes them more sluggish.
We have seen this first-hand: the US and the UK have a comparatively worse track record of containing the disease, and it seems like they will also be worse in controlling the crashing recession that is closer to us every day. So… what do we have, then?
Learn Liberty spoke with Michael Huemer, a philosophy professor at the University of Colorado, about the libertarian response to COVID-19.
In this video, discover the answers to the following questions:
What could a limited government solution look like?
What role does individual responsibility play in a pandemic?
What is a common solution that works in every setting?
#COVID19 #PandemicCrisis #LibertarianSolution
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a strong effort to curtail price gouging on items such as hand sanitizer and medical face masks.
What doesn’t get said enough, however, is that forcibly restricting prices from rising above a certain threshold will not in itself influence the market conditions that drive prices up.
Price gouging encourages competition by pressuring manufacturers and distributors to increase production, which over time, would actually drive down costs. Price controls during a time of crisis, however, do nothing to address the shortage problem.