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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Permanently Expand Government Powers

Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

We are all statists now. Since the coronavirus pandemic struck and the global economy unraveled, we have looked to governments to mobilise medical resources, implement containment measures, and spend previously unimaginable sums to support workers and businesses. Out of these emergency policies could arise new institutions and ways of solving problems that will benefit us long after the pandemic. There is a dark side, too.

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