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who.jpgImage by Jon Tyson, via Unsplash, license.Notable Commentary for May and June, Part II

Continuing from last week...

"What we need and what is realistically achievable is an approach to infectious disease that codifies into law the best aspects of what Taiwan, South Korea and Sweden have implemented." -- Onkar Ghate, in "A Pro-Freedom Approach to Infectious Disease: Preparing for the Next Pandemic" (PDF, white paper) at The Ayn Rand Institute.

"One of the worst days of my career was the day I had to call this charming, intelligent, benevolent man, whose enthusiasm for teaching math and science to children bubbled out of him like water from a spring." -- Rebecca Girn, in "Keeping America Safe From ... Montessori Teachers?" at Medium.

"Many people may not care, because they do not own bonds." -- Keith Weiner, in "Defaults are Coming" at SNB & CHF.

"Under the proposed OSTP [Office of Science and Technology Policy] policy, if a copyrighted, peer-reviewed journal article reports on or discusses research that was funded with only one cent by a government grant, the journal article -- a product created with private, nongovernmental investments that is distinct from the underlying government-funded research -- must be made freely available online immediately upon publication." -- Adam Mossoff, in "Radical OSTP Proposal Would Undermine American Research and Sacrifice American Intellectual Property" (PDF, legal brief) at The Heritage Foundation.

"Now people are being crucified for the actions and views of their relatives." -- Charlotte Cushman, in "Conformity Is the New God in Leftist-Run America" at The American Thinker.

"Reporter Megan Moltini explains the training she received at a coronavirus contact tracing academy." -- Paul Hsieh, in "9 More Bizarre Consequences of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic" at Forbes.

"Populism is where our money is being used to purchase our political allegiance by creating the illusion that government is the source of these benefits." -- Raymond Niles, in "Letter From a Populist" at The American Institute for Economic Research.

"Have you (those of you who approve of Trump's threat against Twitter) thought about how the future president may use the new authority to censor that President Trump will have created for him, if he makes good on his threats against Twitter?" -- Raymond Niles, in "Free Speech Is Not Just Partisan Speech With Which You Agree" at The American Institute for Economic Research.

"[ESG] is a tool used by radical egalitarians to control business decisions by good, profitable companies." -- Don Watkins, in "The ESG Myth" at Medium.

"If we want thought leaders, we need to offer training that equips them for thought leadership -- and encourage the pursuit of for-profit models rather than the non-profit model that dominates our movement." -- Don Watkins, in "The Liberty Movement's Influence Model Is Broken" at Medium.

-- CAV

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