The 70 Seconds that Shook the World

Jeffrey Tucker: “They handed out a sheet of paper – it mostly consisted of conventional health advice – that said in tiny print: ‘bars, restaurants, food courts, gyms, and other indoor and outdoor venues where groups of people congregate should be closed.’ Shut it all down. Everything. Everyone. As if the whole economy were a nightclub closing early. This amounted to a full repudiation of not only the Constitution but also freedom itself. At the very least, it was a fundamental attack on the First Amendment guarantees of the freedom of religion because it attacked the rights of Christians, Jews, Muslims, and everyone.” 

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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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