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Given how obstructive government has been in the early part of this crisis (banning tests and discouraging masks), I'm trying to figure out how to privatize enforcement of stay-at-home orders.

One possibility: xkcd.com/2284/

Do you use Hoopla through your public library? It "watches you as if it's looking over your shoulder." linkedin.com/pulse/why-hoopla-

If you say "I don't care who I infect with a serious disease," you aren't acting like a libertarian.

Today I learned that the father of a friend refused to wear a seat belt after it became mandatory, and he died in a crash. Reflexive disobedience is not independence.

Some people are demanding that we live in total isolation from one another, not even seeing our closest friends in person. Their absurdity encourages the opposite absurdity, of taking no precautions at all in the name of "liberty." The idea that people should limit their contacts and act sensibly gets lost between two forms of insanity.

The US fatality rate for COVID-19, according to official statistics, is just short of 2.5%.
worldometers.info/coronavirus/

This song helps to explain why some people endanger themselves and others just to defy an order. youtube.com/watch?v=K5ATQsqjrL

Some in the libertarian movement are evading the need to defend freedom in a crisis by pretending there is no coronavirus crisis. They do nothing but make libertarians look stupid. I'm talking to you, @FreeKeene . libertyunbound.com/node/2127

There are many ways to promote liberty in a positive way, even in plague times. This is one. patch.com/new-hampshire/exeter

Today I committed a crime. I visited a very close friend, which is not on the New Hampshire governor's list of permitted reasons for going outside.

Anyone know if the David Friedman making this claim is Milton's son or someone else? I follow the feed from Milton's son's "Ideas" blog and don't see anything about sunlight and coronavirus. usatoday.com/story/news/factch

Article on housing policies in NYC and COVID-19. One thing Walter Donway doesn't mention is that these policies have created a huge homeless population (>50K), which has to be a major breeding ground for the disease. thesavvystreet.com/nyc-is-the-

The next step in the Social Distancing State: People in New Hampshire who peacefully go outside for non-government-approved purposes (such as visiting close friends) can be charged with disorderly conduct. unionleader.com/news/health/co

Accepting a risk to yourself for the sake of defending your freedom of assembly can be admirable. Exposing others to risks that they haven't consented to is not.

When you willfully increase your risk of getting a contagious, deadly disease, unless you quarantine yourself afterward, you may make yourself a carrier. If you go out among others after making that choice, you're initiating force as surely as if you'd fired off a gun at random.

I posted inaccurate information based on a news story. Governor Sununu has in fact criminalized leaving home except for a list of approved purposes.

On Tuesday, I intend to commit a crime. I will make a regular visit to a very dear friend, which isn't on the list of approved purposes. Cops please note.

doj.nh.gov/news/2020/documents

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