Coronavirus and the Logic of Government Action

Governments around the world are quarantining citizens and for the most part citizens see themselves as being protected by their respective government.

Does this make sense? Sure, given a world population that has completely submitted to their respective  governments and who are routinely rejecting the democratic process.

We will see how effective governmental efforts will be in containing the spread of the virus. I am suspecting that in the end, all of the governmental efforts will make no difference at all. All of the resources expended for the purpose of defeating the disease will be likely be lost for good and the virus will spread regardless.

Natural law tells us that all who work for and manage governments are guided by self interest above all else. Governments will do what is good for governments. Politicians will do what is good for politicians. In the United States, far more effort is going into saving the stock market and all of the other assets of the world’s richest 100. Absolutely no news is devoted to simply advising citizens of the fact that a new virus is spreading so that they can make their own preparations. There are always deaths when a virus spreads.

The interests of any government are the government itself along with all branches and agencies, the most politically powerful and all of the politicians themselves. In the end, all citizens of the world will experience further losses of freedom. All economies will further distance themselves from free market influences. Populations will experience deaths from the virus regardless. The same number of deaths will likely occur regardless of whether governmental efforts to contain the spread of the disease are made or not.

Citizens everywhere will take losses in terms of lost freedom and will be put in positions where they will be homogenized more so than they already are. They will end up serving their governments to a greater degree than they currently are.

Losses would be less if government just advised their citizens of the coming threat and let them make their own preparations.

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