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Libertarians Were Wrong to Cheer Sweden’s Laissez-Faire COVID-19 Response

This is a guest post. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not represent positions of IEEE Spectrum or the IEEE. The COVID-19 pandemic, now in its second year, has prompted a great deal of debate and reflection on the tension between personal civil liberties and the collective good. A surprising amount of this soul searching has offered up Sweden as either a shining example or a cautionary tale, depending on the viewpoint of the onlooker.  In Europe, America, and elsewhere, politicians ostensibly arguing for individual liberty...
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