Less Regulation, More Information: Better Results?

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While most economists advocate for reduced regulations and more information dissemination, David Henderson of the Hoover Institution points out that trusting the government to release good information could prove disastrous. He uses the pandemic to illustrate how it isn’t always in the government’s best interest to release good information. For example, the CDC seemed to withhold a study suggesting schools could’ve reopened safely last October, likely because it didn’t match government agenda and public sentiments.
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