Dear Nail-Biting Lockdown Lovers: Capitalism Makes Your Choice Possible

by John Tamny
The American Institute for Economic Research

For those out there “sheltering in place for humanity,” and who think skepticism about what you’re doing is the stuff of anti-science mouth breathers, stop and think for a minute or two. What would all of you self-proclaimed humanitarians have done if the new coronavirus reared its head in 2000 instead of 2020? How strident would your reverence for science and the “experts” have been then?

It’s a question worth asking simply because “sheltering in place” in 2000 would have been an entirely different concept. Some would argue that it was an impossibility.

For one, it was more than a challenge back then for the virtuous in our midst to signal just that. How could they?

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