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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.


  1. Hi Mark: A very helpful article, as usual. Your site is so informative and important that there are no words. We look with horror on past wars. World War 1 and World War 2 still evoke pained emotions from those who dare to contemplate the staggering number of deaths and severe injuries. Not to mention the almost inconceivable physical destruction. The numerous other wars since then, from Vietnam to Iraq to Syria to Ukraine, and all the others in between, are similarly mind- and heart-numbing considering the millions upon millions of innocent human beings who have been murdered, or whose lives have been destroyed by everything from inconsolable grief over slaughtered loved ones to homes and cherished personal possessions being blown to bits. We also look upon national revolutions with horror … particularly the Russian Bolshevik revolution and Mao’s Cultural revolution, with over 100,000,000 dead and far more injured and maimed. There have been too many other national revolutions to count, with lesser numbers of dead. But if you’re the one who has been murdered, or your husband, or wife, or son, or daughter, or mother, or father, or any other loved one, are those really lesser revolutions? Death everywhere, inflicted upon the world’s people by governments, usually their own. But now we have something entirely different; a unique Engine of Mass Death. Never before in history have governments worldwide, simultaneously and unison, directed and controlled by some invisible force of Sheer Evil, declared a World War on humanity. Most people do not understand what is happening, because they cannot get their heads around the unprecedented scale and diabolical, satanic Evil of what is being unleashed upon them. There is no logical justification whatsoever for the experimental “vaccine” poisons to be inflicted, without testing or trials, upon the people of the world in what has essentially become a militarized campaign. And for this onslaught of medical poison and destruction to continue unabated when we now know that immediate adverse effects are real and severe, and that the potential adverse effects have every prospect of creating a humanitarian catastrophe. And yet politicians worldwide, the people’s so-called representatives, march in lockstep to force this devastating agenda on their victims. The people promoting this “medical” agenda are almost certainly committing the most horrific genocide in human history: the attempted genocide of humanity. This is far beyond surreal. Good, innocent, decent people all over the world are now enveloped and trapped in the sick mind of satan and his twisted henchmen. Satan’s Horsemen of Death who are ushering in this apocalypse, such as Gates, Fauci, Schwab and all the rest, should not be executed for their crimes against humanity. That would be too good for them. They should be forced to live within the dystopian, humanitarian nightmare they are foisting upon the world.

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