Improvised markets help people to get what they need while under restrictions. https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/coronavirus/quest-for-banana-bread-brings-back-barter-in-mount-washington-valley/article_5f40fc57-89c2-5e20-b132-55985f606deb.html?block_id=883869
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: https://xkcd.com/2284/
Do you use Hoopla through your public library? It "watches you as if it's looking over your shoulder." https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-hoopla-looking-over-your-shoulder-gary-mcgath/
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%.
This song helps to explain why some people endanger themselves and others just to defy an order. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5ATQsqjrLQ
There are many ways to promote liberty in a positive way, even in plague times. This is one. https://patch.com/new-hampshire/exeter/you-can-help-students-learn-home
Definitely a different David Friedman. https://doctordavidfriedman.com/blog/staying-indoors-increases-coronavirus-risk
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. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/03/30/fact-check-sunlight-does-not-kill-new-coronavirus/2931170001/
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. https://www.thesavvystreet.com/nyc-is-the-u-s-epicenter-of-the-coronavirus-what-a-coincidence/
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. https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/coronavirus/police-can-use-disorderly-conduct-charges-to-enforce-governor-s/article_8f5a1d14-c139-526c-a248-94742d27d627.html
I've added a few new uploads to my SoundCloud page. https://soundcloud.com/garym03062/
Dean Kamen, NH entrepreneur of Segway fame, is at the forefront of private activity fighting COVID-19. https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/coronavirus/dean-kamen-s-company-is-fighting-the-coronavirus-on-many/article_accf9d9d-59e2-5f7b-9a7e-b53d51bb5937.html?block_id=883785
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.
Massachusetts expects me to self-quarantine for 14 days if I make that 11-mile drive. https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200327/massachusetts-governor-asks-visitors-to-self-quarantine-taxes-delayed
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.
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