The White House and Congress are considering ways to stimulate the economy to offset measures taken to counter the coronavirus. Perhaps President Donald Trump should first ask his economic team to estimate the costs and benefits of coronavirus countermeasures.
The world now has a second experiment to observe. First China’s Hubei province and now the country of Italy (with a total population roughly the same size as Hubei) have implemented significant restrictions on the movement of citizens. China seems to have had success…