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America Has an Epic Choice

“There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.” – Ludwig von Mises, Human …

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with British Columbia Premier John Horgan

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with British Columbia Premier John Horgan to discuss the evolving COVID-19 situation. The Prime Minister and Premier Horgan discussed the actions being taken by the governments of British Columbia and Canada to protect the health and safety of British Columbians and all Canadians, and to support workers and businesses. …

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Canada seeks to ramp up virus testing

B.C. argues it’s getting tests to everybody who needs one B.C. has increased its capacity to do COVID-19 testing to almost 7,000 exams per day, which is enough for “everybody who needs it,” provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Monday. However, she still doesn’t see value in random testing, using the direct-virus test as …

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Lawmakers apprehensive about returning to Capitol

‘People are still scared’ Both the House and Senate are scheduled to return to session next Monday, as coronavirus stay-at-home orders remain for the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland. And that’s not sitting well with some lawmakers. “People are still scared,” said one senior congressional source about the return. “There is still apprehension among …

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Why is coronavirus taking such a deadly toll on black Americans?

Longstanding health and socio-economic disparities have made minorities more vulnerable to Covid-19 by Oliver Laughland and Lauren Zanolli in New Orleans For the first weeks of the pandemic in St Louis, Missouri, the only ones to die from the virus were black. By 8 April the coronavirus had killed 12 people. Each and every one …

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