The Price of Panic by Douglas Axe audiobook

The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe

By Douglas Axe , William M. Briggs , and Jay W. Richards
Read by John McLain

Blackstone Publishing 9781684511419
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For the first time in history, the world shut itself down—by choice—all for fear of a virus, COVID-19, that wasn’t well understood. The government, with the support of most Americans, ordered the closure of tens of thousands of small businesses—many never to return. Almost every school and college in the country sent its students home to finish the school year in front of a computer. Churches canceled worship services. “Social distancing” went from a non-word to a moral obligation overnight. Moral preening on social media achieved ever new heights. The world will reopen and life will go on, but what kind of world will it be when it does? It can’t be what it was, because of what’s just happened. Professors Jay Richards, William Briggs, and Douglas Axe take a deep dive into the crucial questions on the minds of millions of Americans during one of the most jarring and unprecedented global events in a generation. What will be the total cost in dollars, lives, and livelihoods of this response from governments, on advice from Science? What role have national and global health organizations such as WHO played in this? To whom are they accountable? What evidence do they rely on in sounding the alarm? How did science bureaucrats, relying on murky data and speculative computer models, gain the power to shut down the global economy? How did politicians, who know nothing of the science, decide whom to trust? We need to know what and how it happened, to keep it from ever happening again.

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Summary

Summary

For the first time in history, the world shut itself down—by choice—all for fear of a virus, COVID-19, that wasn’t well understood. The government, with the support of most Americans, ordered the closure of tens of thousands of small businesses—many never to return. Almost every school and college in the country sent its students home to finish the school year in front of a computer. Churches canceled worship services. “Social distancing” went from a non-word to a moral obligation overnight. Moral preening on social media achieved ever new heights.

The world will reopen and life will go on, but what kind of world will it be when it does? It can’t be what it was, because of what’s just happened.

Professors Jay Richards, William Briggs, and Douglas Axe take a deep dive into the crucial questions on the minds of millions of Americans during one of the most jarring and unprecedented global events in a generation.

  • What will be the total cost in dollars, lives, and livelihoods of this response from governments, on advice from Science?
  • What role have national and global health organizations such as WHO played in this? To whom are they accountable?
  • What evidence do they rely on in sounding the alarm?
  • How did science bureaucrats, relying on murky data and speculative computer models, gain the power to shut down the global economy?
  • How did politicians, who know nothing of the science, decide whom to trust?

We need to know what and how it happened, to keep it from ever happening again.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Entertaining prose, surprising insight, and an engrossing account of how a handful of so-called experts with bad track records, dubious modeling, and no data convinced world leaders to shut down the economy.” Betsy McCaughey, PhD, New York Post columnist
“A highly informed, page-turning look at how the entire world succumbed to what can only be described as a virus of experts.” Austin Ruse, author of Fake Science: Exposing the Left’s Skewed Statistics, Fuzzy Facts, and Dodgy Data
“Shows how most decision-makers relied way too heavily on gimmicks, such as computer models, to arrive at disastrous decisions.” Robert J. Cihak, MD, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
“How did ‘experts’ like Fauci become gods, and why were those of us who questioned the panic labeled as ‘psychopaths?’ How did progressive fascism become the ‘new normal’ and, more importantly, how do we get—and keep—the normal normal back? Arm yourself with the answers to these questions by reading The Price of Panic, then buy a copy for a liberty-minded friend.” Steven W. Mosher, author of Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream Is the New Threat to World Order
“The definitive account of the most egregious policy blunder in the history of American government.” George Gilder, author of Life after Google

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Author Bio: Douglas Axe

Author Bio: Douglas Axe

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Author Bio: William M. Briggs

Author Bio: William M. Briggs

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Author Bio: Jay W. Richards

Author Bio: Jay W. Richards

Jay W. Richards, PhD, is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and the author of many books, including Money, Greed, and God: The Christian Case for Free Enterprise, which won the 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 7.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English