LEARNING FROM CRISES? – SOME PHILOSOPHICAL AND POLITICO-ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS IN THE LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Authors

  • Frank Daumann University Jena
  • Florian Follert Seeburg Castle University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52195/pm.v18i1.711

Abstract

As Boettke et al. (2007, p. 363) emphasize “Disasters, whether man-made or natural, represent a ‘natural experiment’ for social scientists”. They refer to a very famous quote from John Stuart Mill (1849, pp. 74–75) concerning the value of free economics for the recovery after crises:

“This perpetual consumption and reproduction of capital affords the explanation of what has so often excited wonder, the great rapidity with which countries recover from a state of devastation; the disappearance, in a short time, of all traces of the mischiefs done by earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and the ravages of war. An enemy lays waste a country by fire and sword, and destroys or carries away nearly all the moveable wealth existing in it; all the inhabitants are ruined, and yet, in a few years after, everything is much as it was before.”

 

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