One of the key features of a proper government is that it be constrained by objective laws and objective procedures. This is true in normal circumstances but is especially important in a time of crisis when the goals, decisions and actions of government can have particularly severe consequences. What does it mean, and what does it look like, for political leaders to be objective in their decision-making in regard to such actions as quarantine, shut-in orders, mandatory social distancing, etc.?
Delivered virtually, this lecture was part of the Ayn Rand Conference series ARCon on April 18, 2020. To see the full conference, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHe4gREihU8.
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