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. . . that the same sort of conservative who regards the mercy killing of a 91-year old man with terminal lung cancer as a moral abomination, brushes off those who worry about healthy 76-year olds dying of Covid-19.. . . the same sort of conservative who thinks 9/11 was a great national tragedy because 3,000 died, and who favored going to war with much of the Muslim world in response, and who favored intrusive bureaucracies such as “Homeland Security”, regards wearing a mask to prevent a disease that kills more than 3000 a week as acting like a coward. Tags:

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.. that the same sort of conservative who regards the mercy killing of a 91-year old man with terminal lung cancer as a moral abomination, brushes off those who worry about healthy 76-year olds dying of Covid-19.

.. the same sort of conservative who thinks 9/11 was a great national tragedy because 3,000 died, and who favored going to war with much of the Muslim world in response, and who favored intrusive bureaucracies such as “Homeland Security”, regards wearing a mask to prevent a disease that kills more than 3000 a week as acting like a coward.


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Scott Sumner
Scott B. Sumner is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, the Director of the Program on Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and an economist who teaches at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. His economics blog, The Money Illusion, popularized the idea of nominal GDP targeting, which says that the Fed should target nominal GDP—i.e., real GDP growth plus the rate of inflation—to better "induce the correct level of business investment".

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