While government struggled mightily to steer us through the coronavirus pandemic, the free market got to work.
Popular culture most often portrays businessmen and the corporations they head as greedy and ruthless. A lightly regulated free market and the profit motive, we’re told, inevitably leads to the exploitation of workers and consumers. Through Hollywood’s lens, government is far more virtuous and effective than the private sector, and regulations are a force for good.
NICHOLAS KERR is an adjunct scholar at the Lone Star Policy Institute. He works in marketing in the tech industry, and writes a blog, THE KERRANT, on policy and being a dad.