"But refusing to wear a face covering during a pandemic, or insisting on mingling indoors with large groups, isn’t like following the church of your choice. It’s more like dumping raw sewage into a reservoir that supplies other people’s drinking water."
Freedom isn't just another word for getting people sick
I guess Krugman got bored with blaming Trump for all the Covid deaths, so now he's shifted to placing at least some of the blame on...Ayn Rand -- who died in 1982
I'm getting some mail from people insisting that Ayn Rand was more complicated than the caricature. Maybe, but it doesn't matter — it's the right's idea of Rand that is killing thousands
""Liberty doesn’t mean freedom to infect other people." Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman sums up libertarian behaviour on #COVID19.
Why does America keep making the same mistakes about the coronavirus?  asks. One reason is "libertarianism gone bad, a misunderstanding of what freedom is all about."
. responded to readers commenting on his column "How Many Americans Will Ayn Rand Kill?" Join the conversation here:
"I know that some people are enraged by any suggestion that they should bear some inconvenience to protect the common good..... but this is no time for people to indulge their petty obsessions" #MaskUp
You might think a piece entitled “How Many Americans Will Ayn Rand Kill?” would mention a specific idea of Ayn Rand that is killing people. But this piece was written by Paul Krugman, so... no.
Great article: Opinion | When Libertarianism Goes Bad - The New York Times
I remember when Ayn Rand became a "thing" among people my age. I guess the new "who would build the roads?" is "who would fight COVID?" clearly the invisible hand does not cover their mounths when they sneeze. How Many Americans Will Ayn Rand Kill?
Precisely. #WearAMask #Covid19 via
Opinion | How Many Americans Will Ayn Rand Kill? - The New York Times How many Americans could have saved??
Don't tread on me — but also, don't cough on me
Ah, blaming libertarians. How original.
Paul Krugman in The New York Times: "It’s not primarily about protecting ourselves — if it were, it would indeed be a personal choice. Instead, it’s about not endangering others."
Krugman: How Many Americans Will Ayn Rand Kill?
How Many Americans Will Ayn Rand Kill? Liberty doesn’t mean freedom to infect other people. via
"[R]efusing to wear a face covering during a pandemic, or insisting on mingling indoors with large groups, isn’t like following the church of your choice. It’s more like dumping raw sewage into a reservoir that supplies other people’s drinking water."
I'll never forget that my former university employer took millions from former Cato Institute head John Allison to teach Ayn Rand. How Many Americans Will Ayn Rand Kill?
How Many Americans Will Ayn Rand Kill?
Liberty w/out democracy is chaos, and deadly during a #pandemic. via
If we had clean modeling then the conversations around guns, drugs, and liquor would be different. Krugman this week sure to upset a lot of people. (Sharing not agreeing with all aspects of argument)