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Blame Democracy; Meat Cancel Culture; Quotable

Blame Democracy Economists Massimo Pulejo and Pablo Querubín of New York University basically conclude that elections made the coronavirus outbreak worse. The authors (NBER Working Paper No. 27498) compared countries based on the proximity or timing of elections and the stringency of lockdown measures imposed to contain the coronavirus. They found that the closer incumbent leaders were to facing an election, the more their COVID policies favored economic activity. That leaves a tough choice for the citizenry, democratic health risk or fascist economic risk. Meat Cancel Culture  Hoping to mimic the success of Black Lives Matter and other progressive groups, anti-meat campaigners are bringing cancel culture to the livestock ind...

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