When this is all over, don’t expect politicians to lose their taste for ordering us around.
by J.D. Tuccille
Whatever your feelings about the right response to the COVID-19 pandemic, chances are that what you’re actually doing was dictated to you by government officials at one level or another. It’s equally likely that you have no idea what costs you’ll ultimately face as a result of those mandates from above or because of promised subsidies and economic interventions.
Across the country, political figures are racing to do something—anything!—so long as it’s mandatory for you and your neighbors. And they’re pleased to offer showers of magic money borrowed from the future to pick up some or all of the costs.
Who knew that a virus would threaten to turn the Land of the Free into a command society where what we do is directed and paid for by the state?