Mayors and governors have been ordering soul-crushing shutdowns yet again. When I try to explain that these measures don’t seem to accomplish anything, since places that don’t do them get similar results, I get reader feedback saying: don’t bother making this argument. The political class has a secret agenda it’s pushing, and it’s not about a virus.
As I noted in a recent talk, much more open Oklahoma has if anything done better in terms of deaths per million (524 v. 558) than relatively closed North Carolina, for example.
I found it interesting to look at three places that are right next to each other, in order to minimize differentiating factors like weather, demographics, etc.
And yet despite different policies implemented at different times, Maryland, D.C., and Virginia follow exactly the same pattern. Isn’t that at least odd?Tom Woods: The Virus Is Your Fault – DollarCollapse.com