A number of state and local governments have delayed primary elections out of concerns for voter safety during the current epidemic. While such precautionary measures may seem alien, the nation ha conducted its political business (including voting) in times or war, economic collapse, and yes, epidemic.
Concerns about whether some in governments would the coronavirus epidemic to curtail certain rights have been around since the first emergency declarations were issued. As Reason's J.D.
Governments react poorly to crises, and the coronavirus epidemic is proving that in spades.
Politicians of all stripes and partisan affiliations are raging against what they see as a wave of price gouging for a number of high-demand household items. While cracking down on suddenly high prices may sound nice, it's really doing fundmental harm to the laws of supply and demand - and ultimately, to consumers. As Reason Magazine's J.D. Tuccille writes:
There's a line of argument developing in the nation that if only we had been more nationalist in our outlook -- more restrictive of foreign trade, for example -- and less globalist, then we wouldn't be in the coronavirus mess right now.