By Dan Celia for Newsmax.com
According to a writer for the Wall Street Journal this week, “Western governments are taking a page from their Asian rivals and moving away from the free-market doctrine that defined their economic thinking for decades.”
I wish I could explain how inaccurate this statement is. Unfortunately, it is not inaccurate, but it may be just part of the story. The trends that we have seen are being accelerated or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.