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What do we make of it all? I just read an article in the New York Times that reports that President Trump lied and hid from the public the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic . On the other side, I encounter endless Internet rage that Covid-19 is a hoax, that New York city’s hospitals are... Read More
The discussion of coronavirus has taken some sharp turns. One such turn is the claim that the mortality rate is not high enough to justify shutdowns. But the mortality rate is not the reason for the shutdowns. The purpose of the closedowns is to reduce the exponential rate of infection. Covid-19 is much more contagious... Read More
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Many uninformed people are agitating for reopening the economy. That, of course, needs to be done, but not in the unprepared way that it is being done. Widespread distribution of masks of the N95 standard are a precondition for reopening, but no preparation has been made. The masks are necessary, because the dominant mode of... Read More
Many have expressed concerns that coronavirus will be used, as 9/11 and the hoax “war on terror” were, to further expand the American police state dystopia. But we were doomed by the digital revolution to a controlled existence regardless of 9/11 and Covid-19. The digital revolution provides government and corporations with unlimited and unaccountable ability... Read More
In Florida pressure to reopen beaches, vacation rentals, arcades, and restaurants is coming from the tourist industry. Nationally, oil interests are lobbying hard as the price of US crude has hit negative amounts. How can oil be sold for a negative price? Because there is no room to store it. Traders locked into delivery contracts... Read More
Every country with the exception of Sweden found it necessary to close down at least part of the economy in order to prevent the highly infectious virus from overwhelming their medical care systems. The exponential rate of infection together with a lack of sufficient health resources obviously meant an overwhelmed system that would be unable... Read More
The answer to the question is “YES.” The large bailed-out creditors will end up with the property of the non-bailed-out debtors who are being pushed deeper into debt with “bail-out loans” and fees and penalties for missed debt payments. Write-offs for the One Percent, and more indebtedness for everyone else. Turn your mind to the... Read More
Let’s hope the Neoconservatives and American presstitutes don’t add a conflict with China to the ongoing virus and economic threats. First, is the virus a bioweapon? Second who is responsible? Two sources concluded that the virus was a bioweapon. One is Francis Boyle, who drafted the US implementing legislation for the Biowarfare Convention that became... Read More
Robert Kadlec, Assistant Secretary of Health in Washington, denies that the US is involved with bioweapons research, as do most US officials. Francis Boyle disagrees. He says that the US has 13,000 scientists working in bioweapon research in a large number of labs. What is this if not bioweapon research: Giving aerosol gain-of-function to pathogens... Read More
Fauci says the government is considering giving out COVID-19 ‘immunity cards’ in order to reopen the economy This is absurd. It is a well known established fact that not all get immunity. People cured of the virus have again become infected. This negates the usefulness of “immunity cards.” How can Fauci and Gates not know... Read More
The economy shutdowns were done for the purpose of reducing the incidence of infection. Covid-19 is highly contagious. As the severity of a person’s case is not known in advance, high infection rates threaten to overwhelm health care facilities, thus making if difficult and even impossible for people suffering heart attacks and other illnesses unrelated... Read More
Hydroxychloroquine has been used for decades to treat lupus, malaria, and arthritis. How come we only hear about its rare side effects when it comes to its use for Covid-19? Is medpagetoday part of the vaccine lobby? How come doctors using HCQ treatments for the virus are reporting high success and are not reporting cardiac... Read More
Watch this RT interview with Robert Kennedy to see how corrupt the CDC is. We cannot trust this corrupt organization with our health. The CDC has a large financial interest in pushing untested vaccines on the public. WHO is even more under the control of Big Pharma. The organization is corrupt beyond the meaning of... Read More
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We are hearing from many that the world after Covid-19 will be different. The question is: Different in what way? Will it be better or worse? Elites are working to make it better for them, and worse for the rest of us. About that the evidence is clear. The Big Boys are being bailed out... Read More
The below is a factual commonsense statement: “If the current approach of telling everyone to stay home is to be lifted, widespread and faster testing will be needed to identify infected people for isolation. Easing stay-at-home orders in the absence of sufficient testing would risk reigniting the outbreak.” The question is: Where were WHO, NIH,... Read More
A leading microbiologist gives the opposite view of virologist Marc Wathelet whose approach to controlling the virus I have posted on this website. Both scientists make a lot of sense. As I understand them, Dr. Wathelet’s recommendations stem from the West’s unpreparedness. The lack of masks, tests, hospital capacity, and ventilators, together with the high... Read More
A number of readers have been asking me for my take on the various “conspiracy theories”? For example, is the virus a bioweapon? Did the US release it on China or China on the US? As Bill Gates and the US military ( ) knew in advance or predicted the pandemic, why weren’t preparatory steps... Read More
Santa Clara County Public Health Officer Dr. Sarah Cody May Have Saved One Million American Lives by Ron Unz “Under a decaying and decadent political system, there is often a dangerous tendency to select public officials based upon ideological factionalism or the blandishments of self-interested lobbies. During normal times, this may lead to the sort... Read More
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My dear fellow citizens, I am the virologist, specialist in coronaviruses and respiratory diseases, whose views differ significantly from the experts who advise the government on the management of the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is dire and I would like to offer you a clear plan for getting out of the health, economic and social... Read More
According to news reports New Yorkers are leaving the city transporting with them the virus to other states, principally Florida. President Trump announced that he was considering locking New Yorkers in place but said he hoped not to do that. Trump’s indecision has forced Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo to hunt down New Yorkers seeking... Read More
This question is invited by news reports that they are preventing the use of the anti-malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients. According to experts, the anti-malaria drugs are effective if used early enough in the infection. But the drugs are cheap and there is no profit in them. As of Tuesday, New... Read More
THE Key Question Ignored by Economists and Policymakers Is: Should the Fed be increasing debt — — or writing it down — ? Will the One Percent in a futile attempt to save its own paper wealth doom us all?
France is being intentionally destroyed. Are pharmaceutical companies mass murderers? Is the same thing happening in the United States? Didier Raoult is Professor of Microbiology and the leading world specialist in treatment of infectious diseases. He is the director of IHU Mediterranee Infection Institute. He was part of a clinical trial in which hydroxychloroquine and... Read More
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Even before the Covid-19 crisis had slashed stock prices nearly in half since it erupted in January, financial markets were in an inherently unstable condition. Years of quantitative easing had loaded so much money into stock and bond prices that stock price/earnings multiples and bond prices were far too high by any normal and reasonable... Read More
The US airline companies have bankrupted themselves by buying back their stock in an enrichment scheme for CEOs and board members ( ). With the impact of the virus on their revenues, Congress is handing them a $50 billion bailout. Instead of being bailed out they should be nationalized. In the health and economic crisis... Read More
We must hope our health care system moves quickly on this. Bureaucratic impediments must be swept aside.
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In the midst of the coronavirus assault on humanity, the US still has sanctions affecting medical supplies to Iran. What kind of friends does this make for the US which needs masks and medical information concerning treatment from China and medicines from China and India? The US has been the bully for so long that... Read More
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Coronavirus and globalism will teach us vital lessons. The question is whether we can learn vital lessons that do not serve the ruling interest groups and ideologies. Coronavirus will teach us that a country without free national health care is severely handicapped. Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. They cannot afford health care premiums,... Read More
These are scientific papers showing effective treatments for coronavirus being used in China Treatments for coronavirus that have worked in China Hydroxychloroquine These research papers show great antiviral promise for both Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine. The Chinese have started using them. So should we. The antiviral effects were originally discovered in Europe during SARS, but then... Read More
This information will help you to understand how viruses attack us, and it provides information that you can use to help protect yourself. It is somewhat technical, but the recommendations are clear. Click “Download here.” Download here
The coronavirus was spread throughout China by travel associated with the Chinese new year. Now the virus is being spread throughout the US by travel associated with spring break. The coronavirus escaped from China, because governments and airlines waited too long before they stopped flights in and out of China. The US government and airlines... Read More
It is difficult to get reliable information about coronavirus. The information difficulty is further complicated by interest groups using the outbreak for their own agendas. For example, many both inside and outside China are using the spread of the virus to criticize the Chinese government. Others, both inside and outside China, claim the virus is... Read More
If the coronavirus proves to be serious, as it does not appear to be at the present time, many economies could be adversely affected. China is the source of many parts supplied to producers in other countries, and China is the source of the finished products of many US firms such as Apple. If shipments... Read More
Using more recent data from China of the coronavirus’ infection and death rates than the Indian scientists had, “Moon of Alabama” concludes that the “pandemic” has reached its peak and will be over with in a month. If so, then Jon Rappoport was correct in the beginning that coronavirus was just another big scare hype.... Read More
61 years ago Walter M. Miller Jr. published A Canticle for Leibowitz. The story spans thousands of years as humans rebuild civilization after a devastating nuclear war. Among the episodes is a conflict between warring nomads and a settled people who rely on cunning instead of arms and introduce hoof and mouth disease into the... Read More
Paul Craig Roberts
About Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts has had careers in scholarship and academia, journalism, public service, and business. He is chairman of The Institute for Political Economy.

Dr. Roberts has held academic appointments at Virginia Tech, Tulane University, University of New Mexico, Stanford University where he was Senior Research Fellow in the Hoover Institution, George Mason University where he had a joint appointment as professor of economics and professor of business administration, and Georgetown University where he held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy in the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Dr. Roberts was associate editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He was a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles. In 1992 he received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists in the United States.

President Reagan appointed Dr. Roberts Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and he was confirmed in office by the U.S. Senate. From 1975 to 1978, Dr. Roberts served on the congressional staff where he drafted the Kemp-Roth bill and played a leading role in developing bipartisan support for a supply-side economic policy. After leaving the Treasury, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Commerce.