Escape From New York

Escape From New York

According to news reports New Yorkers are leaving the city transporting with them the virus to other states, principally Florida.  President Trump announced that he was considering locking New Yorkers in place but said he hoped not to do that.  

Trump’s indecision has forced Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo to hunt down New Yorkers seeking refuge in Rhode Island.  Police stop cars with New York tags at the border, and the National Guard conducts house-to-house searches to find people who traveled from New York and require from them a 14-day self-quarantine.  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-27/rhode-island-police-to-hunt-down-new-yorkers-seeking-refuge 

Meanwhile, the Florida governor copying Trump’s indecision allows Florida with its large elderly population to fill up with likely virus carriers from New York.  

Leadership is where?  Is Rhode Island it?  Perhaps Gina Raimondo should be put in charge.  A person who can make a reasonable decision and act on it seems to be rare among American public officials.

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West, How America Was Lost, and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.