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Weighing the Costs and Benefits of the Coronavirus Shutdown (Guest: Charles Steele)

May 4, 2020

Many governors' overreactions to the coronavirus threatens to bankrupt millions of small businesses while doing incalculable damage to the economy, people’s lives and health.

Americans’ fundamental, constitutionally guaranteed rights aren't voided during a pandemic, yet governors have illegally acted as if they are. In addition, many governors' overreactions to the coronavirus threatens to bankrupt millions of small businesses while doing incalculable damage to the economy, people’s lives and health.
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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org
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Charles N. Steele is an associate professor at Hillsdale College, where he holds the Herman and Suzanne Dettwiler Chair in Economics.
csteele@hillsdale.edu