"A society or a civilization which is poorer will be less capable of coping with a public health crisis. Now, if that seems like a commonsense observation, well that is because that is exactly what it is. To anyone who has lived through what passes for health and economic policy in 2020, though, John Tamny's provocative book—based as it is on that observation—will come as a shock. Tamny's book is an excellent contribution to the conversation that the world will need so that the mistakes made during this epidemic are never made again."
– Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
"John Tamny bravely describes the terrible and senseless economic pain caused by politicians panicking in the face of a health concern that—let's be real—is no worse than a bad flu season."
– Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of "Forbes"
"The response of governments around the world to the coronavirus has been a colossal policy error—probably the worst in humanity's history. We'll be struggling to understand what went wrong for the next fifty years. When Politicians Panicked will bring essential clarity."
– Toby Young, LockdownSceptics.org
"John Tamny's myth-shattering new groundbreaker, When Politicians Panicked—isn't really about COVID-19 but a radically yet stunningly older, better way to envision it, innovation, healthcare and its evolution, economics, wealth creation and our overall culture—both by what is normally seen and unseen."
– Ken Fisher, Founder and Executive Chairman, Fisher Investments
"Tamny writes a provocative book exposing critically important issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic, beyond the destruction of families and tragic loss of life."
– Scott Atlas, Hoover Institution, Former Chief of Neuroradiology at Stanford Medical Center
"John Tamny makes a convincing economic case for lockdowns being suicidally self-destructive."
– Lionel Shriver, Author of "The Mandibles"
"The intellectuals often get things wrong but it is the politicians that weaponize their errors. Read Tamny's riveting account of what is surely the greatest failure of politics in many generations. And work to make sure nothing like this ever happens again."
– Jeffrey Tucker, Author of "Liberty or Lockdown"