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Decentralization and SecessionHealth
The fight against COVID-19 would benefit from a comprehensive deregulation of the market for testing. A brief look at India shows the damaging roadblocks to solutions that regulations impose.
Free MarketsHealthWar and Foreign Policy
Regardless of government actions, many consumers, workers, and producers may seek changes that reduce exposure to disease in the workplace. The best way to do this is through markets.
Bureaucracy and RegulationDecentralization and SecessionHealth
Federal regulation of medical tests and testing needs to be ended and left to the states. And then state authority must be broken up and decentralized even further.
Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth
After weeks of bungling, faulty tests, and policy reversals the CDC bureaucrats managed to achieve some semblance of competence. But by then they were already far behind the curve.
A healthcare system based on responsible risk management systems would provide market incentives for people to improve health while cutting costs for some needy populations.
Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthPrice Controls
Thanks to regulations and a lack of private spending, Italy's healthcare system had very limited capacity even before the current crisis.
How much must total mortality increase to justify a global suspension of commerce and the rule of law? One percent? Ten percent? And what if overall mortality doesn't even go up?
The Left conveniently ignores dozens of state-dominated and state-controlled medical systems and decides that the lack of preparedness for COVID-19 was all the fault of those small slivers of healthcare systems that are actually private.
The shortages and lack of flexibility caused by government red tape during the COVID-19 crisis has forced many governments to rethink their many arbitrary and unnecessary regulations.
Many Americans could die in the coming weeks and months thanks to the FDA’s blockade on coronavirus testing. Should we consider those victims as martyrs for the principle of bureaucratic supremacy?