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Trump’s Best Bet In Corona
Crisis Is Market Freedom

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Posted By: Toledo, 3/30/2020 10:25:46 AM

President Trump has an opportunity both to defeat the novel coronavirus and to gain advantage for the United States in the competition with China for global influence, which predates both the coronavirus crisis and the Trump administration. It flared earlier in this presidency during trade negotiations. It resurfaced with Mr. describing Covid-19 as the “Chinese virus.” Now, China appears to have the upper hand. It has stopped reporting virus-related deaths, with official Chinese government numbers for Wuhan at 2,500, only a small fraction of the more than 40,000 that U.S. government-sponsored Radio Free Asia says is closer to the truth.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cynical Backstory 3/30/2020 10:41:20 AM (No. 362848)
This guy is an idiot. Has no one explained to him exactly what an epidemic is?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 3/30/2020 11:15:56 AM (No. 362876)
Xi is hanging on by his fingernails. Upper hand? Gimme a break, he wishes he could get a knee over the parapet.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4Justice 3/30/2020 11:44:17 AM (No. 362907)
I don't t think he is an idiot at all. I think this whole insane reaction we have had is destroying the fabric of the country. Yes, we need to take this seriously, but suspending the Constitution (and even this temporary restriction being placed) is far more dangerous to us and the world than any virus. Yes, NYC is a disaster area, but (and not speculating whether or not COVID is man-made or not) every epidemic (or other natural disasters) goes through its stages and is part of the natural world where mother nature always culls the overpopulated herds cyclically. I am not saying people should die for the natural balance of life to be restored, but places like NYC should expect to be hit worse because of how they live so densely and have the greatest number of travelers from around the world, and they obviously did not prepare for this. All that said, we should not be giving up our freedoms for a tiny bit of perceived safety. The tyrants are taking advantage of the fear. The virus isn't fatal to the vast majority of the population. We need to protect our weaker and more vulnerable populations, but we shouldn't stop everything and throw away economic and personal freedoms nor any of the other ideals that makes life worth living.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 3/30/2020 12:32:48 PM (No. 362968)
In the long run, Free Markets will always be the best way. Unfortunately, what we have in the USA is a very long way from actual Free Markets. But, Trump has been removing some of the straightjacket regulations which have been harming the markets, and the more free they become, the better they will work.
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