Who’s (Ir)Responsible?

Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“The truly irresponsible actors, in my view, are government officials who imposed lockdowns and other mandates. Anthony Fauci, for example, no doubt sincerely pursues the goal of minimizing the spread of SARS-CoV-2. But he does so irresponsibly — by which I mean that he does not, because he cannot with any accuracy, weigh the costs to you, to me, and to each of the hundreds of millions of other of our fellow citizens of being restricted according to his counsel. Dr. Fauci advises tirelessly, but he’s immune to most of the resulting consequences of his advice.” (08/27/21)