Grumpy Economist – Corona, vrije markt, tests en vaccins
De Grumpy Economist John Cochrane kijkt naar het ‘nieuwe normaal’ van Corona, en de problemen die dat schept. Wat te doen met hamsteren?
I wanted to get to the larger point, at least can we have a free market in toilet paper? Price controls in crises are one of those econ 101 questions that divide economists from everyone else. Don’t transfer income by rationing toilet paper in a crisis. Let prices allocate it to who really has got to go, and give the natural disincentive against hoarding. Next time.
The Grumpy Economist podcast is back, and we’re going to aim for a once per two week schedule. This week we talk about vaccines, tests, masks, and how free markets would do better than the government, or at least can usefully complement the government.
Publicatie 20 januari
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