My emeritus Nobel-laureate colleague, Vernon Smith – writing in USA Today – is optimistic that the U.S. economy will survive, and survive well, the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s a lovely essay on the false security of closed borders. (HT Tom Palmer) Ed Stringham shares a letter from 800 medical specialists warning against draconian responses to coronavirus. Alberto Mingardi asks if there exists better alternatives to lockdowns. Tyler Cowen predicts that among coronavirus’s victims will be the “Progressive” left. Raymond Niles reports the happy fact that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recognizes the benefits of so-called “price gouging.” Here’s another silver-lining around the dark cloud that is COVID-19. Comments
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Here’s a lovely essay on the false security of closed borders. (HT Tom Palmer)