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Coronacrisis and Leviathan

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The new government powers sold as "temporary" and "emergency measures" are likely to endure long after the end of the current crisis. Politicians and pundits will insist "we" need these powers to be permanent so that governments can address future crises by centrally planning the production and the use of resources. From the 2020 Supporters ...

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The new government powers sold as "temporary" and "emergency measures" are likely to endure long after the end of the current crisis. Politicians and pundits will insist "we" need these powers to be permanent so that governments can address future crises by centrally planning the production and the use of resources. From the 2020 Supporters Summit, presented at the historic Jekyll Island Club Resort on Jekyll Island, Georgia, on 9 October 2020.

See also Peter Klein's March 2020 Power & Market post, "Coronacrisis and Leviathan".

Peter G. Klein
Peter G. Klein is Carl Menger Research Fellow of the Mises Institute and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. He is also a Senior Research Fellow with Baylor's Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise and Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Management at the Norwegian School of Economics.

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