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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Dec 15, 2020, 02:59 PM

2. True. But there's also a flip side to this argument

Emergency powers have long been recognized as a potential threat -- equally, the danger of shackling authority in times of real immediacy and threat. (picture the next pandemic comes along with an agent that is 10-20 times as deadly as Covid?)

It's a thorny problem. An ethical and intellectual tightrope. And one we most likely can not codify our way out of.

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