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By Ben Shapiro, Guest Columnist, OneNewsNow, March 27, 2020

Public policy is the craft of weighing risks and rewards, and policymakers do it every day. It’s just that this time, the stakes are the highest they have ever been. The markets – and the American people – require a formula from the government to reopen the economy.


This week, President Donald Trump began openly considering at what point the American government ought to take steps to reopen the American economy. He explained: “Our country wasn’t built to be shut down. America will again and soon be open for business,” suggesting that the timeline will be weeks instead of months.

“If it were up to the doctors,” Trump said, “they’d say, ‘Let’s shut down the entire world.’ This could create a much bigger problem than the problem that you started with.” Later, Trump optimistically proclaimed that he “would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.”  ….

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