by Jeffrey A. Tucker
The American Institute for Economic Research
This year has been a shock. Here is an early sketch of what I think I’ve learned.
1. Governments are fully capable of doing the unthinkable, and doing so suddenly with no exit plan, little consideration of cost, and a callous disregard for individual rights.
2. The US Constitution and Bill of Rights are largely irrelevant when governments declare an emergency.
3. The business lobby is far less powerful than I had previously assumed.
4. Many politicians care more about their personal power than public opinion.
5. People in general are less committed to their freedoms than I had previously believed.