A couple of weeks ago, I debunked a remarkably anti-empirical column by Dana Milbank of the Washington Post.
He claimed that America’s response to the coronavirus was hampered because government is too small, yet the nations he cited as successful role models actually have much smaller public sectors than the United States.
Unfortunately, other journalists share Mr. Milbank’s ignorance with regards to easily accessible data on fiscal policy.
Writing for the Atlantic, George Packer asserts that the U.S. response to the coronavirus has been a miserable failure because government is too small.
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