SpokenLayer March 10, 2020 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for March 9, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. Why the Draconian Response to COVID-19? By Jeffrey Tucker Imagine if you are the organizer of a major arts and tech event that attracts a quarter-million attendees. One week out from the conference, the mayor cancels your event.