“Essential” Businesses Are Adjusting Quite Well To the Pandemic. Why Not Let Others Do So Too?

Roger PilonI ’ve gota piece up today at Real Clear Markets that responds to RCM editor John Tamny ’sWednesday piece at the site, which used my earlier writings to go after Wally Olson ’sop ‐​ed in Tuesday ’sWall Street Journal. Wally had argued there, correctly, that President Trump had no power to “order the nation back to work.” Granting that he was not arguing on the basis of any constitutional expertise, John thought Wally’s argument seemed to imply that state governors had something akin to absolute power to order the lockdowns and economic closures that so many have recently ordere d. Since John had cited my work toward that end, I thought it useful to sort the issues out a little more fully.In essence, as Wally had argued, the governors are acting under their general police power, their power to protect the rights, health, and safety of their citizens. That enables them, in extraordinary circumstances like a pandemic, to issue orders that otherwise would be unconstitutional; and judges, lacking expertise, are generally reluctant to second ‐​guess such actions. Presidents, by contrast, have no such power; in domestic affairs, their power comes mainly from statutes Congress has enacted pursuant to its enumerated powers.In the present context, have governors over ‐​reacted, as John’s piece more than suggests? As I wrote toward the end:… the tendency of government officials is to er...
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Resumo A COVID-19 é uma doença produzida pelo vírus SARS-CoV-2. Esse vírus se espalhou rapidamente pelo mundo, o que levou a Organização Mundial da Saúde a classificar a COVID-19 como uma emergência de saúde internacional e, posteriormente, a declará-la uma pandemia. O número de casos confirmados, no dia 1 1 de abril de 2020, já passa de 1.700.000, porém esses dados não refletem a real prevalência de COVID-19 na população, visto que, em muitos países, os testes são quase que exclusivamente real...
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Abstract Mortality statistics due to COVID-19 worldwide are compared, by adjusting for the size of the population and the stage of the pandemic. Data from the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and Our World in Data websites were used. Analyses are based on number of deaths per one million inhabitants. In order to account for the stage of the pandemic, the baseline date was defined as the day in which the 10th death was reported. The analyses included 78 countries and territories which reported 10 or more deaths by April 9. On day 10, India had 0.06 deaths per million, Belgium had 30.46 and San Marino 618....
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