Risking systematic misinterpretation of information

Photo: Minister of Finance Jan Tore Sanner, The Conservative Party's 2016 Convention (Hans Kristian Thorbjørnsen)

2 April 2020 10:43

Risking systematic misinterpretation of information

Ola Kvaløy: The probability for too strict measures against the coronavirus being introduced is far bigger than the probability for the opposite. Here are five reasons for that.

The shut down of society does not only result in extensive short term costs in the form of lay-offs and disappearance of income during the corona period. The long term social and health-related costs as consequences of isolation, loneliness, unemployment and broken life works can not be overrated, Ola Kvaløy writes.

His feature article Risikerer å gjøre systematiske feiltolkinger av informasjon (in Norwegian) was published in Dagens Næringsliv on 29 March 2020.