America Rediscovers Empathy

by Jeffrey A. Tucker
The American Institute for Economic Research

From early in the lockdown days, it became clear that this crisis would not make us “come together” and be “better people.” It would not be like 9-11. Instead, it would shatter our lives and make us worse people. We would turn on each other, engage in dramatic deeds that would hurt and harm people we like and love, and push our political agendas ahead of basic humane values.

Dogs eating dogs, suitable for a people muscled and bludgeoned as if we are animals.

Massive state intervention unleashes all kinds of hell, and this is one kind.

An example here has been the shocking lack of empathy that people have shown toward the plight of others over these months.

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