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    The New York Times CompanyEzra Klein4/1/2110 min
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    • SEnkey1 year ago

      If all of this sounds as if it’ll require a lot of government action, well, it will. “Ninety-nine years out of 100, I’m a libertarian,” Tabarrok said with a laugh. “But then there’s that one year out of 100.”

      Bingo. I'm typically skeptical of the effectiveness of the federal government (or any large organization). That isn't a debate about what they should or shouldn't do, it's just that I don't think they are good at many of the things we ask of them. But there are some areas where I am one hundred percent for a big federal response. Wars, famines, pandemics - all fit the bill.