By Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution
Instead we keep on citing those (supposed) constraints in defeatist fashion. This absence of obsession with easing constraints is in fact one of the biggest reasons for thinking we can do better. We need to throw more money and talent at these problems, and we are not working hard enough on how to do that. We are just citing the constraints back and forth to each other and pleading helplessness.
First, there are vaccines available right now, and it helps some people (and their contacts) to have those distributed sooner rather than later.
Second, easing the FDA constraint encourages the suppliers and distributors to hurry to a greater degree.
article date: 2020 12 07
posted: 2020-12-08 1:49:55
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