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Pandemics and the Liberal Path

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by KenH, May 22, 2020.

  1. KenH

    KenH Well-Known Member

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    Note: The use of the term "liberal" is in the classical sense such as was extant at the time of our country's founding, not the modern FDR-type of liberalism.

    "The record shows that the global economy collapsed not because of the COVID-19 pandemic but because governments around the world, through an astonishing and grossly irresponsible use of coercive power, crushed businesses and supply chains.

    Billions of people were suddenly forced into house arrest, government decided what was essential and nonessential, and gatherings of people were regulated to an extreme extent.

    Thus do we live with the catastrophic results. It’s not a great depression. It’s a great suppression. Government set out one day suddenly to demolish the very foundations of liberal modernity. And they achieved this with certainty. ...

    What is needed now more than ever is an immediate restoration of free trade, free enterprise, freedom of movement, commercial rights, and human rights. It’s a hard truth for governments to admit right now but they have failed all over the world. They need to admit it and leave us alone to restore prosperity and health."

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  2. canadyjd

    canadyjd Well-Known Member

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    I like the phrase, “It’s not a Great Depression, it’s a great suppression”

    We will study this period of time for many years to come, hopefully, and decide what was necessary and not.

    The moment politicians began saying, “if it saves just one life, it is worth it”, it was going downhill.

    peace to you
     
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