By Jeffrey A. Tucker, 2-26-23
In much the same way that navel-gazing computer models are the sole ‘evidence’ driving Climate Change™ hysteria, public health models drove the Covid hysteria. The models were uninformed by any medical knowledge–and were dismissive of a century of hard-learned public health doctrine–yet they were accepted uncritically by policy makers. The neurotic fear of death that these models engendered rippled throughout society and obliterated rational, critical thinking among large swaths of citizens. As the author says, “the pandemic policies violated every civil liberty, massively harmed the poor, divided the classes, and trampled essential freedoms, which one might suppose were concerns of the left, once upon a time.” No longer. Essential liberties have somehow been uprooted on the left and the implications and impacts will be felt for a long time: Click below to read more ….
“Even though the lockdowns began under the Trump administration, opposing them mysteriously came to be seen as “right-wing” even though the pandemic policies violated every civil liberty, massively harmed the poor, divided the classes, and trampled essential freedoms, which one might suppose were concerns of the left, once upon a time.”
Jeffrey A. Tucker is Founder and President of the Brownstone Institute. He is also Senior Economics Columnist for Epoch Times, author of 10 books, including Liberty or Lockdown, and thousands of articles in the scholarly and popular press. He speaks widely on topics of economics, technology, social philosophy, and culture.
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