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John Tamny on When Politicians Panicked

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07/02/2021Jeff DeistJohn Tamny

Financial journalist John Tamny has written the definitive book on the disastrous political mismanagement of Covid-19—and the resulting (still unfolding) calamities. When Politicians Panicked is a superb analysis of the economic tradeoffs ignored by alarmist Covid policymakers, and a blow by blow account of their bungling in the early months of 2020. But this is also a book about economic growth, employment, markets and prosperity, with well-supported arguments written in Tamny's clear prose. Tamny helps readers See the Unseen, namely that terrible consequences of lockdowns far exceed any danger posed by the virus.

Let's hope the experts he skewers in this book take notice.

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When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason by John Tamny:


Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is former president of the Mises Institute. He is a writer, public speaker, and advocate for property, markets, and civil society. Jeff was chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul. Contact: email; Twitter.

Contact John Tamny

John Tamny is a widely published writer and public speaker who serves as director of the Center for Economic Freedom at FreedomWorks.