Members of Congress, including those from Arizona, want to be perceived as doing something about the coronavirus pandemic, but calibrated so as to evade responsibility for outcomes.
Monthly Archives: April 2020
Reopening the economy in stages won’t work
The economy will continue to struggle until our approach to managing the public health risk from COVID-19 fundamentally changes.
Return to normalcy would win in a landslide
Progressives are worried that Biden is running a return to normalcy campaign. He’s not, but perhaps he should.
A state and local government bailout is premature
The initial guesstimate about the effect of the coronavirus shutdown on the Arizona state budget suggests that prudently managed state and local governments can muddle through.
To what extent is Ducey the boss of us?
There are limits to Ducey’s public health emergency powers, which were exceeded by his executive order banning small business evictions, and perhaps others as well.
Throwing more money at a shutdown economy won’t accomplish much
The only way to help small business on a broad scale is to reopen the economy.
Judges shouldn’t change ballot measure rules
Initiative proponents are asking judges to make it easier for them to qualify than under existing rules they hadn’t previously challenged.
Don’t blame China for U.S. coronavirus response
Yes, China was duplicitous. But that didn’t materially affect what the U.S. did, or when.
Trump the big spender
During the coronavirus recession, the focus should be on replacement income for individuals. Leave other things, such as Trump’s $2 trillion infrastructure program, to another day.
Critics are wrong, Ducey has aggressively tried to flatten the coronavirus curve
The measurement is found in the avalanche of unemployment claims.