2020 Supporters Summit

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Coronacrisis and Leviathan

  • Supporters Summit 2020, Jekyll Island, Georgia

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11 hours agoPeter G. Klein

The new government powers sold as "temporary" and "emergency measures" are likely to endure long after the end of the current crisis. Politicians and pundits will insist "we" need these powers to be permanent so that governments can address future crises by centrally planning the production and the use of resources.

From the 2020 Supporters Summit, presented at the historic Jekyll Island Club Resort on Jekyll Island, Georgia, on 9 October 2020.

See also Peter Klein's March 2020 Power & Market post, "Coronacrisis and Leviathan".

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Peter G. Klein is Carl Menger Research Fellow of the Mises Institute and W. W. Caruth Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business.

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