Tyler Cowen has changed his mind about Brexit

In Bloomberg:

I no longer think Brexit is a bad idea. I’m not ready to endorse it, because I don’t feel comfortable with the nationalism and populism surrounding so much of the Leave movement, but I no longer wish the referendum had gone the other way.

[…] The problem is that, especially in the last year, the EU has become a less workable political union, especially for the U.K.

Covid-19 has helped to clarify my thinking. […] When rapid, emergency responses become more salient, the case for staying in the EU weakens.


I still don’t view Brexit as a great decision, but neither do I see it as a terrible one.