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March 23, 2020


You can talk about Dire Straits all you want, but REM is the more appropriate model.

This is a more difficult question than I imagined. Shit needs to happen fast, particularly when it comes to allocating production. But the Defense Production Act puts the authority squarely in the hands of the executive, which is Trump. Could you possibly trust such a moron to send urgently needed PPE to where it is needed rather than allow him to use that power to extract favors and support? So I vote we dig up FDR. He is probably a bit crumbled by now but even in that state he could not do worse than Trump.

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