“I don’t think there’s a lot of evidence that the U.S. response to the pandemic was disappointing because the government was too small.”
In the previous issue, Moment asked whether arguments for small government are still possible at a time of pandemic and massive government intervention. Russell Roberts said yes; Harold Meyerson said no. Here, they respond to each other’s arguments.
In early August, as the COVID-19 pandemic raged and the president of the United States lied and passed the buck, 550 supporters attended an “Evangelicals for Trump” rally, hosted by the Trump campaign, at the Ahern Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
Can we confront the future without reckoning with the past?
“In this age of pandemics and polarization, it may be hard to envision. But it’s not a mystery. Someone who prizes decency and embodies dignity. Someone who exercises empathy and exhibits patience and understanding. Someone who lives, breathes and acts on the basic beliefs which are unique to Jewish tradition and universal in application—to pursue justice, welcome the stranger, open your hand and your heart to the needy and love your neighbor.”