The wrong debate

The wrong debate 1

Back on April 14 I made this claim:

Another common mistake is to conflate “opposition to extreme social distancing” with “libertarianism”. If America today were a 100% free market economy with no regulation, we would still be in a deep depression due to people freely choosing to isolate themselves.

Now the Twittersphere is catching up to this reality:

The wrong debate 2

I wouldn’t say “we” have wasted a lot of time; I’d say “you guys on twitter” have wasted a lot of time.  Lockdowns are worth debating, but not under the assumption that the lockdowns are causing the depression.

HT:  Sam Bowman

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