The Virus Patrol has fostered endless societal ills. The most obvious, of course, is the loss of tens of millions of jobs and livelihoods and the destruction of the property of millions of small businesses. Nor can the toll on family life, mental health, physical abuse, addiction, suicide etc. be gainsaid.
But as deplorable as these effects are, we think there is another even more insidious, long-lasting and destructive consequence. For want of a better term, call it “fiscal abuse”.