COVID Coercion and Black Markets

Below, you can access links to the following: 1) A recent news report of a healthy Portuguese nurse dying suddenly after receiving a COVID vaccine; 2) a summary of recent activities in developing vaccine passports; and 3) a new law in Washington DC that allows children to be vaccinated without parental consent or knowledge. Economists understand and study how people find ways around government overreach by operating underground through black markets. Corey’s Digs offers a prescient post on how people can and will work around the COVID-induced constraints through the emergence of black markets.;

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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