The Department of Don't Do Something, Just Stand There

Advice ignored -- at great cost

One year ago, D. Dowd Muska, who in June 2020 became KIVA’s editor and policy director, wrote a column advising that government’s long record of overreaction to poorly understood “threats” was worth keeping in mind in a COVID-19 world. With information coming in almost daily about the uselessness of many mandates enacted and recommendations made to prom…

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