The Guardian – There are prominent voices among us who propose sacrificing the old and weak among us for the global economy. Republican officials, conservative economists, unqualified pundits, and even the 73-year-old president of the United States have suggested that the short-term economic pain brought by the spread of coronavirus might cost too much.

This is beyond immoral. It’s profoundly stupid. But this mode of thought is all too common among those who can’t see beyond their economic textbooks or their stock portfolios. And it has troubling intellectual roots.

Very compelling article at The Guardian

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