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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.
The Fed is, in effect, a lawless economic government unto itself. It is the lender of first resort, a kind of reverse pawnshop that pays top dollar for rapidly declining assets.
Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation
From trade barriers to disastrous government regulations, government intervention has crippled society's ability to respond well to the spread of disease.
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.
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.
Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy
Central banks have created a brittle economy without real savings and without much room to maneuver. Central banks now want more of the same in a bid to fix what they broke.
As the central bank continues to pick winners and losers with its profligate monetary policy, social divisions will worsen.