Journal of Private Enterprise
COVID-19 has led to unprecedented state-sponsored assaults on individual liberty including mask requirements, lockdowns, and mandatory testing and vaccinations. Unfortunately, these broad restrictions have multiple unintended consequences beyond the simple stripping away of individual rights. Silicon Valley, centered in Santa Clara County, represents a particularly compelling case. There has been much dialogue about the digital divide separating poor service workers from wealthy techies, and mandatory lockdowns have had a particularly damaging effect on the divide. They will continue to have negative ramifications long into the future.
COVID-19, discriminatory public policy, government intervention, lockdowns, unintended consequences
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John B. Estill. "Lockdowns as a War on the Poor: Looking at Outcomes in Silicon Valley" Journal of Private Enterprise (2022): 79-94.