How the West Adopted China-Style Lockdowns

Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Mitch Nemeth

“In the face of an ‘invisible enemy,’ many Western nations have implemented emergency measures that were once considered dystopian and wholly incompatible with liberal democracy. The adoption of such intrusive and draconian measures would not be possible without the constant fear-mongering drumbeat of the news media, which has led to many so-called liberals devaluing the meaning of freedom and liberty in order to ensure their own ‘safety.’ To be sure, freedom and liberty do not require one to abandon safety, and safety does not require the abandonment of freedom and liberty.” (09/29/21)