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Social media platforms are indeed private firms and can publish or edit whatever they like—subject of course to the terms of service between the platform and users who generate content.
There's now no difference between monetary policy and other government programs designed to prop up firms, industries, and other favored groups. The Fed is simply another government planning agency.
With their bizarre and extreme lockdowns, governments are forcing very low-risk populations to endure social isolation and unemployment. The mental health effects will be significant.
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.
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.
Despite many attempts at doing so, governments have never been able to conjure up more goods and services through price controls and other regulations.
It is precisely during a crisis that private property, the price mechanism, and the profit and loss system are most important, and when the government can do the most damage.