UPDATE: Apparently this ridiculous bit of hackery from Epstein is actually having a major effect on Trump administration policy:
From the WAPO, on the impending pivot to let’s get America working again and send Grandpa to meet Jesus:
Conservatives close to Trump and numerous administration officials have been circulating an article by Richard A. Epstein of the Hoover Institution, titled “Coronavirus Perspective,” that plays down the extent of the spread and the threat.
Richard Epstein, one of the most important academic figures in the neo-reactionary legal movement that is busily destroying the contemporary American administrative and welfare state, had this to say about COVID-19 (checks notes) seven days ago:
From this available data, it seems more probable than not that the total number of cases world-wide will peak out at well under 1 million, with the total number of deaths at under 50,000 (up about eightfold). In the United States, if the total death toll increases at about the same rate, the current 67 deaths should translate into about 500 deaths at the end.
About that . . .
Speaking of law professors from the baddest part of town, let’s take this golden oldie out for a spin.