Looters, Lockdowners, and the Law

by Jeffrey A. Tucker
The American Institute for Economic Research

“Coronavirus hasn’t been a thing since Friday,” said a friend. “The new story is racism.”

Following American media culture can make one’s head spin.

For three months, all we heard was the danger to life and civilization presented by a novel virus. Millions will die! Few will be spared! There will be unprecedented suffering unless we completely shatter the normal functioning of life. Lock down, shelter in place, and stand six feet apart – very strange exhortations never before heard in the modern history of annual viruses or any public policy in many lifetimes.

All of it enforced by the police power. The same police power that eventually landed on the neck of George Floyd.

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