aka Lucio Saverio-Eastman

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Articles by Lucio Saverio-Eastman

Since 1996, Lucio has provided inspiration, support, and leadership for creative, technological, visual, and social media in the financial, publishing, education, music and entertainment, IT, and non-profit sectors.

  • Fifteen Signs Youโ€™re in an Abusive Relationship with the Government

    "The use of fear and enforcement tactics to shut down dialogue and debate have never led to positive outcomes in any personal, societal, or global interactions." ~ Micha Gartz & Lucio Saverio-Eastman

  • Pathological and Parochial Altruism in the Age of Fear

    "A healthy altruism already resides in the concepts of liberty, free markets, free trade, and exchanges that are beneficial to each individual. If in the spirit of entrepreneurship, the defectors from the status quo, the disruptors and ingenious can rise up to challenge the โ€œnew normalโ€ and break away from the cult of blind obedience and pathological altruism, then there is still hope." ~ Lucio Saverio Eastman

  • Max Forrester Eastman: The Gangster of the Pen

    "Max Eastman published detailed explanations that socialism, passed off as a social science, is in fact a disguised religious belief. Eastman revealed evidence of spiritual and animist elements in Marxism that, despite Karl Marx and othersโ€™ attempts to remove and erase them, are undeniably present throughout socialist ideology." ~Lucio Saverio-Eastman

Daily Economy from AIER

Daily economy news from the American Institute for Economic Research: data, stories, research, and articles touching on economics, politics, culture, education, policy, opinion, technology, markets, healthcare, regulation, trends, and much more.

  • Arthur Okun, Class Warfare, Redistribution, and Income Growth

    "The low-income worker is a net beneficiary of bigger government for about 10 years. But as time goes on, the worker would be far better off with smaller government and faster growth. Different assumptions will lead to different results, of course. My goal is simply to help readers understand two things: bigger government leads to less economic growth, and less growth leads to big income losses over time." ~ Daniel J. Mitchell

  • April Jobs Report Disappoints but The Outlook Remains Favorable

    โ€œPayrolls posted a modest and disappointing gain in April. Despite the result, other data suggest the economic recovery is gaining momentum as government restrictions on consumers and businesses are lifted.โ€ โ€“ Robert Hughes

  • Dissenters, Unite!

    "Nemeth falls for the classic writerโ€™s mistake of telling her readers something rather than showing them. She repeats her talking points about the group value of dissent and she explains the results from various experimental studies, but she never really delves into precisely how those studies convincingly prove the psychological results they aim for: that majorities can pressure us into disbelieving our own senses; that dissenters even in error can improve group decision-making; that consensus can quell creativity and the search for truth.' ~ Joakim Book


How wrong was @CDCDirector's "impending doom" prediction as she called for more COVID restrictions and lockdowns...
https://t.co/GFnFIkK3bv https://t.co/GRFR9YeOdC
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So many people 'assigned vertebrate at birth', but actually spineless.

Modern #superstition is based on the idea that paperwork wards off #evil. You can mock the superstitious, but humans really want some anchor in the chaos even if that anchor is a known #fiction

"This climate of secrecy, retaliation, and intimidation is not a good look for a supposedly apolitical and supposedly health-focused agency." - @JoyPullmann in the @FDRLST
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Institution whose wildly inaccurate COVID models led to disastrous policy decisions (eg, infected sent to nursing homes, mass hysteria/ER avoidance) killing hundreds of thousands changes model of counting COVID deaths to include all deaths resulting from said disastrous policies. https://t.co/YGTXrL6xVT https://t.co/qRqqpvhE5s atonalmuse photo

The idea of "human rights," as we used to call them, is that they are baked into the culture and self enforcing. Not true now. They require courts and courts require $. It's even worse: we've gone 14 months during which time "human rights" haven't even received a hearing.

"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance." ~Max Eastman https://t.co/rLMyjdJk4G atonalmuse photo

Dealing with #manipulation is all about reading between the lines and #recognizing the #lies for what they are

A #BadCovidTake from @BadCOVID19Takes.

Context: 30 million people had a flu vaccine in 1957. The US population was 172 million, so only 17% covered. Within those 17%, vaccine had an estimated effectiveness of 45-60%.

In short: it helped, but nowhere near what this guy claims. https://t.co/KKb0k0jySF

"If anything, when we look at #China, we should see a case study on why the traditional American values of #markets and openness generate #prosperity, not big #government." @aier https://t.co/jP7y02MAzR

Weโ€™ve reached peak insanity. Southwest kicked a family off a plane because of fears their developmentally disabled 3 yo MIGHT not be able to comply with mask requirements. Iโ€™ve gone from 99 to 100% sure I entered some bizarre alternate universe in 3/20 https://t.co/MXeMsIjBCy

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