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Read this short but insightful blog post by the University of Chicago’s Casey Mulligan [2]. Then re-read it. And share it.

Anne Applebaum warns us to beware of government officials using the COVID-19 crisis as an excuse to seize more power [3]. A slice:

At least while they were frightened, people complied. At times when people fear death, they go along with measures that they believe, rightly or wrongly, will save them—even if that means a loss of freedom. Such measures have been popular in the past. Liberals, libertarians, democrats, and freedom-lovers of all kinds should not fool themselves: They will be popular now too.

Warning of the same threat to liberty posed by people’s response to the coronavirus is Ted Galen Carpenter [4]. (HT Walter Grinder)

Joakim Book explains what the Swedes have done better than most regarding COVID-19 [5].

Here’s part II of Roger Koppl’s expert EconLog posts on pandemics and expert failure [6].

And here’s deep wisdom from my GMU Econ colleague Bryan Caplan [7].

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