Are you wrong to be skeptical about the version of events being delivered via government press releases and the mainstream media outlets serving as echo chambers for those releases? No, says Tom Woods. Your skepticism is justified because, as Woods writes, “The amount of b.s. in the world is truly off the charts.” He explains in his Tom Woods Letter:
If you can forgive a little crudeness, dear reader, I’d like to summarize in a few words what the Covid fiasco made me fully come to terms with over the past few years:
The amount of b.s. in the world is truly off the charts.
You and I are accused of “misinformation” by people who couldn’t stop lying if their lives depended on it.
The “public health” establishment was so far from the truth over the past few years that the general public, according to polling data, succumbed to irrational fears that bore no resemblance to reality.
How many wars, just in the past century alone, were based on lies so transparent they would insult a fourth grader?
The “climate change” hysteria is in a class of its own. When William Nordhaus, an economist who has published widely on the issue, was awarded the Nobel Prize, not one major figure — including Nordhaus himself — bothered to point out that according to his own research, the world would suffer less damage if it did nothing at all to fight climate change than if it tried to reach the ballyhooed goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
For that matter, thousands upon thousands of people have made careers for themselves that involve spreading preposterous economic theories. The world’s governments and central banks base their policymaking on ludicrous and inane economic premises — premises which, by what I am sure is entirely a coincidence, just happen to enrich the ruling classes and the constituencies that keep them entrenched.
So I think you and I can be forgiven for becoming skeptical of orthodoxies, and willing to give dissident voices a fair hearing.
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