Bolsonaro should beware the asymmetry

This story in Bloomberg on the new Brazilian President’s plans to relax the country’s strict gun-control laws reminded me of the note I had written with my friend and co-author Gulzar Natarajan on asymmetry in economics and in public policy.

His claim is that the country’s strict gun-control laws have not really ended violent crimes. May be. But, relaxing them might well raise them substantially. That is the asymmetry that he should be mindful of.

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