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"Sometimes the government can best help save lives (and livelihoods) by getting out of the way." -- Paul Hsieh, in "The Case for Relaxing Regulations During a Pandemic" (Forbes)

"[W]hen the 'youf' (as they refer to themselves online) realized that establishment conservatives and libertarians lacked the vocabulary, principles, power, and courage to defend them from their Maoist persecutors, they went underground to places like 4chan, 8chan, and various other online discussion boards, where they found a Samizdat community of the oppressed." -- C. Bradley Thompson, in "The BAP Boys and America" (The Redneck Intellectual)
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"[T]here is, I think, a more important connection between the ancient Greek and Roman philosophers and America's revolutionary generation, and that concerns the ancients' moral thought and practice." -- C. Bradley Thompson, in "It Usually Begins With Plato (or Cicero!)" (The Redneck Intellectual)

"It is my hope that the country's 50 million Catholics do not heed the U.S. Conference of Bishops' potentially deadly advice and instead obtain whichever vaccine is available to them as soon as possible." -- Amesh Adalja, in No, the New COVID Vaccine Is Not 'Morally Compromised'" (LeapsMag)

"I personally like the idea of license reciprocity across all 50 states, as it could be most easily implemented within the current framework." -- Paul Hsieh, in "To Improve Telemedicine, Reform Outdated State Medical Licensing Rules" (Forbes)

"[Piracy] harms creators and, ultimately, consumers by diminishing economic growth in the creative industries, reducing job growth and reducing products and services for consumers." -- Adam Mossoff, in "Congress Should Stop Massive Online Piracy of Streaming Movies and Shows" (Newsweek)

"[C]ommon-good harpies of the Left and Right ... fail to understand that to be moral requires uncoerced, free choice." -- C. Bradley Thompson, in "Obey the Grand Inquisitor" (The Redneck Intellectual)

"Clemente affords a portrait of Roberto Clemente as the philosopher athlete -- in the highest, almost Greek sense of the term -- the physical-intellectual-spiritual athletic masculine ideal." -- Scott Holleran "Book Review: Clemente" (Autonomia)

-- CAV

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