It seems to me that, in the midst of the Swine Flu pandemic, Steven Spielberg’s classic 1970s film, Jaws, deserves another look.
In that film, Brody (Roy Scheider) struggles between balancing public safety with the disruption of an economy.
This is exactly Barack Obama’s (and other national leaders) dilemma today. When do you merely offer precautions—and when do you, as it were, call people out of the water and close beaches?
It’s not an uncomplicated question.