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Bloomberg has an article discussing a US planning session for a global pandemic, which took place in 2019: Last October, about 50 national security experts gathered in Washington to role-play a global response to a frightening scenario: a pandemic sparked by a mysterious new coronavirus ravages...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetIn my latest column for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review I push back against those who interpret the COVID-19 pandemic – whose severity is undoubtable – as a reason to reject free trade and globalization. A slice: Here’s a partial list of medicines, medical treatments and...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetHere’s a letter to the Wall Street Journal: Editor: United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s defense of Trump’s tariffs in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak ranges from the economically ignorant to the internally inconsistent all the way to the Orwellian (Letters, March 21). Mr. Lighthizer’s...

On his Facebook page, Robert Higgs writes: Virology is a branch of biological science. Epidemiology is a branch of medicine and demography. Libertarianism (including its subset, individualist anarchy) is an ideology. Do not let your commitment to libertarianism convince you that you do not need to...