If your principles for living and making decisions are guided by the same principles found in the Declaration of Independence, then I believe this speech by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem will resonate. She had the courage make decisions based on her principles while being guided by science. South Dakota did not shutdown their economy and they did not mandate mask wearing. You need not consider yourself a conservative to appreciate this speech.
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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. View more posts