Addio, open borders

At long last, the rotting intellectual corpse of David Ricardo is finally buried:

France, Germany and Bulgaria today blocked travel even within the free-moving Schengen zone as the EU proposed barring all overseas visitors from entering for 30 days to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Border guards were seen across the continent tonight locking off the crossings between Spain and France, Portugal and Spain, Switzerland and France, and in Germany’s northern coastal states police prepared to block tourism.

It’s probably too optimistic to assume that the econonazis will not start pushing for open borders and the free movement of people the moment the health crisis is over, but at least we will have a powerful rhetorical argument to utilize against them.