Beware of Totalitarian Scare-Mongering

Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Donald J Boudreaux

“The most iconic line from The Godfather is, ‘I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.’ … This famous line came to mind as I heard Washington Post columnist — and CNN regular — Dr. Leana Wen (she boasts an M.D.) insist that the government needs ‘to make vaccination the easy choice.’ … there’s nothing sweet or even innocent in Dr. Wen’s words. They signal authoritarianism. By ‘make vaccination the easy choice’ Wen means — as she admits — that ‘it needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated.’ She wants government to subject unvaccinated individuals to invasions of their private affairs so restrictive and obstructive that these persons will soon conclude that the ‘easy choice’ is to get vaccinated. This logic, of course, is the same as that which motivates armed robbers.” (07/19/21)