Let’s Not Pretend We Defeated Lockdowns

Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Ethan Yang

“The United States is on its way to normalcy with the horrors of the last year and a half almost behind us. Lockdowns have been lifted with almost no talk of coming back at the time of this writing, masks are starting to come off, students are going back to school, in-person events are happening, all without catastrophic doom and gloom. However, this is certainly not a time for a victory lap for proponents of freedom. … Our leaders treaded on the idea of limited government with no remorse, they intervened in the most intimate of societal activities, they crushed livelihoods, and they blamed us for their failures. The only reason why American leaders are ending the lockdowns is because of the vaccine rollout, not because they were won over by intellectual arguments. They had their way and more.” (07/16/21)