Monthly Archives: May 2022

Former Corona-Panicker economist-blogger Tyler Cowen calls for “Covid laissez-faire” policy


[1500 words] The influential economist, professor, prolific blogger, and commentator Tyler Cowen now says this: “[U]nder current circumstances I favor complete ‘Covid laissez-faire’…” (“The new Covid equilibrium,” Marginal Revolution blog, May 18, 2022). This is of interest in part because … Continue reading

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Book review: “Covid-19: The Politics of a Pandemic Moral Panic” (2021): insights into the Corona-Panic in Canada and an intellectual framework for the Panic


(Part of an intended ongoing series of reviews-and-responses to books on the Corona-Panic of the early 2020s.) I liked this book, though it may not suit all audiences. COVID-19: The Politics of a Pandemic Moral Panic packs rather a lot … Continue reading

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