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COVID-19: Are government resources better spent on public health or stimulating the economy?
Government resources are better spent on public health
The role of the state is to protect its citizens
Human life is sacred, the economy is not. The government should look after the health and safety of citizens first. If everyone is too sick to work, the economy's health won't matter.
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Do tech monopolies stifle or spur innovation?
Tech monopolies have a financial incentive to innovate.
The AT&T example
AT&T's monopoly in the 20th century allowed it to make technological strides.
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Do tech monopolies stifle or spur innovation?
Tech monopolies lack competition and the desire to innovate
Competition drives innovation
Tech monopolies don't innovate because they have to, they innovate because they want to. Competition consistently drives innovation, and is absent when monopolies are present.
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Do tech monopolies stifle or spur innovation?
Tech monopolies lack competition and the desire to innovate
Antitrust reasoning
Antitrust laws were created to encourage competition, and 120 countries have adopted some form of antitrust law.
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Why are there so many coronavirus cases in the US?
Slow American political response
Putting the economy first
Prioritising economic growth at all costs has led to poor policy decisions.
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COVID-19: Are government resources better spent on public health or stimulating the economy?
This is a false dichotomy
Hardline economism is obscuring the reality of coronavirus
Increasingly, political analyses use statistics and economic forecasts to make decisions. But these can be extremely misleading.
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COVID-19: Are government resources better spent on public health or stimulating the economy?
This is a false dichotomy
Hardline economism is obscuring the reality of coronavirus
Increasingly, political analyses use statistics and economic forecasts to make decisions. But these can be extremely misleading.
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Why are there so many coronavirus cases in the US?
Slow American political response
President Trump chose not to act
The President claimed the threat posed by COVID-19 was exaggerated to avoid taking decisive action.
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COVID-19: Are government resources better spent on public health or stimulating the economy?
Government resources are better spent on public health
The strength of the economy depends on an able workforce
If additional funding is not put into protecting citizens from the coronavirus, the economy is doomed.
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Why are there so many coronavirus cases in the US?
Poor public health response
Failings within the CDC
The CDC was responsible for providing coronavirus testing kits to citizens, and acted too late.
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Why are there so many coronavirus cases in the US?
Slow American political response
Putting the economy first
Prioritising economic growth at all costs has led to poor policy decisions.
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