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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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The Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe!
What was the price of the Covid 19-Panic? For the first time in history, the world shut itself down—by choice—all for fear of a virus that was not well understood. The government, with the support of most Americans, ordered the closure of tens of thousands of small businesses—many never to return. Almost every school and college in the country sent its students home to finish the school year in front of a computer. Churches canceled worship services. “Social distancing” went from a non-word to a moral obligation overnight. Moral preening on social media achieved ever-new heights.
The world will reopen, and life will go on, but what kind of world will it be when it does? It cannot be what it was, because of what just happened.
Relentlessly focused on what we know and don’t know about the coronavirus, Professors Jay Richards, William Briggs, and Douglas Axe take a deep dive into the crucial questions on the minds of millions of Americans during one of the most jarring and unprecedented global events in a generation. They relentlessly focused on what they knew and didn’t know about the coronavirus demonstrating in this eye-opening study what real experts can contribute when a pandemic strikes. We need to know what and how it happened, to keep it from ever happening again.
Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., O.P. is a Research Assistant Professor in the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America, a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, and the Executive Editor ofThe Stream.
Richards is author or editor of more than a dozen books including theNew York TimesbestsellersInfiltrated(2013) andIndivisible(2012),The Human Advantage, andMoney, Greed, and God, winner of a 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award. His newest book isThe Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Expert Turned a Pandemic Into a Catastrophe.
He is also creator and executive producer of several documentaries, including three that have appeared widely on PBS. Richards’ articles and essays have been published inThe Harvard Business Review,Wall Street Journal,Barron’s,Washington Post, the New York Post, Newsweek,Forbes,Fox News,National Review Online, The Hill, Investor’s Business Daily,Washington Times,The Philadelphia Inquirer,The Huffington Post,The Federalist,and many other publications. He has written and lectured on a wide range of topics, including culture, economics, public policy, natural science, technology, and the environment.