Frederick Bastiat taught us with his Broken Window Fallacy and Henry Hazlitt in Economics in One Lesson that you always have to look at the seen and the unseen. In other words, in order to determine the true effect of a governmental action, you have to compare a model of the world with the policy against a model of the world without the policy. And you can't just narrowly focus on one aspect of the implementation of the policy, you have to look at the big picture to include all of the effects of the policy.
Applying that lesson to lockdowns and mask mandates You can't just look at what has happened with COVID this year. You have to model what would have happened had there not been lockdowns, and you have to analyze ALL causes of death (and other effects) in both scenarios.
Tom Woods knows this lesson deep in his bones. And he has applied it for us to see. This is just one of his many devastating commentaries on the topic. The piece is called Death by Lockdown.
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