MSNBC Host Suggests Treating COVID Lockdown Skeptics Like Domestic Terrorists

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace discusses the policy of using drone strikes to take out terrorists (specifically referring to the case of a U.S. citizen who was targeted and killed by the Obama administration without a trial or due process). She then suggests that domestic terrorists such as “lockdown skeptics” who might “incite violence” be treated in a similar way. I have a difficult time interpreting her statements any other way. Many thousands of health experts such as those who signed the Great Barrington Declaration are to be considered domestic terrorists and potentially targeted for drone strikes? I signed the Great Barrington Declaration. As an economist, I try to weigh the costs and benefits of policies. I and many others think the costs of the lockdowns far exceed the benefits. Many are very frustrated with what is happening. Listen to the clip yourself and try to intrepret what she is suggesting and consider the implications…

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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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