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Old 03-20-2020, 09:50 AM
Dewey Finn is offline
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
It maybe made sense to bail out car companies and banks, because those are huge industries that directly and indirectly affect every aspect of our lives to a major degree.

But if all of the cruise lines were to go out of business, it'd make very little difference to any other aspect of modern life.

And that's even before getting into the cruise lines' efforts to distance themselves from Uncle Sam.
Similarly, I could see an argument for the importance of airlines but cruises and cruise ships do not seem to be a critical part of the economy or something that needs to be supported for national interest reasons.