As we approach the one year mark of the COVID crisis, there are a number of lessons to be gleaned from how most authorities have responded. As Robert E. Wright explains, it’s also becoming clear that the most lasting damage we’ve seen is the result of a pandemic of ignorance.
Be honest with yourself, how often do partisan reasons guide your decisions in how you choose your job, your brands and your friends? J.D. Tuccille says politics is seeping into our daily life and ruining everything. Fortunately, that’s something each of us can solve for ourselves.
The practice of civil asset forfeiture is functionally no different than armed robbery. As Jacob Sullum points out, it doesn’t reduce crime or drug use. It just allows the state’s agents to steal money or property–without due process–from people who have not been convicted of any crime whatsoever. It doesn’t exactly make it easy to trust the state either.