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University Caves On Vaccine Lawsuit But Questions Remain

University Caves On Vaccine Lawsuit But Questions Remain

by Ethan Yang On August 17, 2021, George Mason University granted a medical exemption to a law professor who sued after the school issued its vaccine requirement to work and live on campus. The plaintiff, Professor Todd Zywicki, claimed that his naturally acquired immunity should have satisfied the school’s safety concerns regarding Covid-19. Furthermore, Zywicki alleged that as a […]

A Conversation About Free Trade in the 21st Century

by Ethan Yang On this episode of the Authors Corner, Ethan sits down with AIER Senior Fellow Don Boudreaux, who is also a board member at the Mercatus Center, a professor of economics at George Mason University, and the former president of the Foundation for Economic Education. His research specialties include globalization and trade, law […]

Recipe for Lawsuit: Dubious Vaccine Policies

Recipe for Lawsuit: Dubious Vaccine Policies

Imposing a constitutionally dubious vaccine policy at a public university that not only has some of the top classical liberal law professors in the country but is also intimately connected with a global network of freedom advocates is a recipe for a lawsuit. That’s exactly what George Mason University learned recently when it imposed a school-wide vaccine mandate for students, faculty, […]

Fun Ways To Annoy China And Support Taiwan

Fun Ways To Annoy China And Support Taiwan

Ethan Yang  While the issue is still relevant, rallying to support Taiwan has become a sort of meme that has both comedic and moral value. I covered the context to this in an earlier article here. Essentially, the ever petty and highly authoritarian Chinese Communist Party has taken offense at American celebrity John Cena calling Taiwan, […]

Critical Race Theory Comes For The Legal Academy

Critical Race Theory Comes For The Legal Academy

  Ethan Yang  The American legal system is the most respected in the world. Its intellectual roots go back to antiquity whether it be ancient Roman Law, which forms the foundation of the Western legal order, to the English system of common law, and the notion of a separation of powers articulated by Montesquieu. This is our […]

Focused Protection Would Have Been the Right Pandemic Response

Focused Protection Would Have Been the Right Pandemic Response

Ethan Yang  It should be safe to say that the United States is finally starting to move past Covid-19 as herd immunity nears closer and closer. The debate over whether lockdowns were a good pandemic response has been raging since day one with each side attempting to grasp at whatever immediate evidence is available.  The […]

Competing With China Shouldn’t Entail Becoming More Like China

Competing With China Shouldn’t Entail Becoming More Like China

Ethan Yang  President Joe Biden delivered a speech to a Joint Session of Congress on April 28, 2021 where he made the following remark that should be seen as a red flag: “America is moving — moving forward — but we can’t stop now. We’re in competition with China and other countries to win the 21st century. […]

Lockdowns and the Natural Order

Lockdowns and the Natural Order

Ethan Yang  The year is 1535 and Saint Thomas More is on trial for high treason for refusing to acknowledge the legitimacy of King Henry VIII in an ongoing feud with the Catholic Church. More posed a now-famous question to the jury that roughly goes as follows:  “Some men say the earth is flat. Some men say the […]

Lockdown, Labor Laws, and the Digital Economy

Lockdown, Labor Laws, and the Digital Economy

Ethan Yang  It doesn’t take a background in economics or public policy to know that the economy is changing and so too is the future of work. Covid-19 and the lockdowns that followed have accelerated society’s transition to the digital economy while highlighting the gross incompetencies that are inherent to our current regulatory apparatus. During […]

The Damage of Lockdowns to Young People

The Damage of Lockdowns to Young People

Ethan Yang  In a previous article, I outlined the biological and cultural reasons why young people, mostly referring to those under the age of 30, are particularly vulnerable to the isolation as well as lifestyle disruptions brought about by lockdowns. This article will highlight some of the real damage that has been caused by such policies. […]

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