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This newsletter has now been going for more than a year. I’ve written over fifty individual posts, covering topics as diverse: as the lethality of Covid, the meaning of ‘woke’, the downsides of the minimum wage, cancel culture, race and IQ, abortion and eugenics, global poverty, and the Great Awokening. For those who may be interested, my five most read posts are:
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Image: Ferdinand Pauwels, Luther hammers his 95 theses to the door, 1872
The psychiatrist Sally Satel has written an amusing piece for Quillette about the American Medical Association’s Orwellian new language guide. Here’s an excerpt:
Instead of “individuals,” doctors should say “survivors”; instead of “marginalized communities,” they should say, “groups that are struggling against economic marginalization.” We must also be clear that “people are not vulnerable, they are made vulnerable.” Accordingly, we should replace the statement, “Low-income people have the highest level of coronary artery disease,” with “People underpaid and forced into poverty as a result of banking policies, real estate developers gentrifying neighborhoods, and corporations weakening the power of labor movements, among others, have the highest level of coronary artery disease.”
The Daily Sceptic
I’ve written four more posts since last time. The first comprises an interview with the economic historian and lockdown sceptic Phil Magness. The second summarises a study finding that Covid passports reduce trust in the health authorities. The third summarises a study that reviewed 11 cost-benefit analyses of lockdown, all of which found that lockdowns did more harm than good. The fourth notes that vaccine side effects are more common in those who’ve already had Covid.
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