More BY Dan Farber
The President does have considerable power, but there are serious limitations.
Q: From an economic perspective, what’s it worth spending to curb the pandemic? A: A lot.
Florida’s Ron DeSantis doesn’t seem to think so.
Identifying a realistic worst case scenario is complicated.
There are some basic rules about how to respond to emergencies. They were ignored.
There’s a common theme: “nothing to worry about, folks.”
No, not rejoining the Paris Agreement, though that’s a good idea too. Something else.
What do we actually know at this point about the dangers?
Yet another effort to ignore reality, from the usual players.
It’s hard to estimate benefits. But it turns out costs are also uncertain.