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Economist Dr. Christopher Coyne joins us for a discussion on why state-led humanitarian efforts and regulations that intend to do good, often end up doing harm. Dr. Coyne uses economic analysis to examine the limits of state aid during times of crisis, including the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Christopher Coyne is the F.A. Harper Professor of Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a professor of economics for The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). For more on this topic, read his book "Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails."

This episode was recorded on Wednesday, April 22. Some examples may become outdated as the COVID-19 response evolves.

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