Let us repeat. What is unfolding is not a normal recession or even depression. Nor is Washington’s response a case of extra special “stimulus” as usual.
To the contrary, we are in the midst of a full on public hysteria that has empowered that statist proclivities of present-day American politicians—impulses always lurking just below the surface—to erupt in a brutal attack on the economy, personal liberty and the very notion of government via constitutional due process.
The underlying predicate, of course, is that the Covid presents a Black Plague level threat to life and limb, and therefore that both economic function and personal liberty need be suspended to protect society from an alleged once-in-a-hundred-years existential threat.