Curacao’s People Are Now Slaves Again, Owned by the Netherlands (Mark Crispin Miller)

In Curacao—a Caribbean island, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands—an emergency law just became effective that basically takes Curacao’s people back to slavery days. The law forbids people to protest, computers/phones can be seized without a warrant, people are forbidden to express criticism (!) in any way, shape or form (even thoughts and feelings). Property can be confiscated, house searches are allowed without any ID necessary, phone-taps are allowed without any warrant. And so on and so on. People who disagree will be deported to some unknown place.

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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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