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Here’s the second of David Henderson’s two-part reaction to Tyler Cowen’s dismissal of the Great Barrington Declaration. A slice:

Cowen is right that governments have reacted by scaring people. That’s one reason the Great Barrington Declaration is important. It seeks to tell people not to be so afraid unless they’re particularly vulnerable. Notice the statement in the Declaration that “Young low-risk adults should work normally, rather than from home.” The authors are not saying that they should be forced to; they’re saying they should. As I understand the Declaration, they’re trying to talk to young people as well as others and say, in effect, “Come in, the water’s fine.” Does Cowen object? If so, he doesn’t make clear and he doesn’t say why.

Members of the Wall Street Journal‘s editorial board continue to be a sober voice of reason amidst the shrieking, deranged hysteria over covid-19. A slice:

Leaders in most of the world put too much faith in lockdowns, and in experts who derided alternatives such as Sweden’s experiment with a more calibrated response that kept most of the economy and schools open.

Warren Meyer offers an interesting take on the consequences of the covid lockdowns.

Are women the beneficiaries of systemic sexism in American graduate schools?!

Ethan Yang reminds us of just how important is the late Warren Nutter’s 1969 book, The Strange World of Ivan Ivanov.

Michael Strain is no fan of Biden’s proposed taxes.

Don’t miss Juliette Sellgren’s podcast, on free-market environmentalism, with Terry Anderson.

David Friedman made what is likely his first monetary donation to a political campaign.

Megan McArdle wisely warns those on the political left that their heavy-handed and hypocritical use of their outsized influence in the mainstream media (old-school and social) might well backfire.