Your editorial raised pertinent questions about the government’s misdirected decision to underwrite a foundering airline when billions are needed for vaccines (“Will vaccines funding be any different given our leaders’ atrocious budget choices? (../../editorials/2021-01-22-editorial-will-vaccines-funding-be-any-different-given-our-leaders-atrocious-budget-choices/)” January 22).

But finish the thought. Why did the government make this choice in the first place? Why, in the face of a decade-long economic underperformance, has it clung to policies that predictably deepened its malaise?..

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