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Old 03-22-2020, 09:04 PM
Manda JO is online now
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Dallas just went on lock-down. The data they were using suggested that with "social distancing" there would be over 400k deaths--not cases, deaths--in Texas alone. I don't know what data they are looking at, but 400k deaths is not an acceptable number. It would shit can the economy all by itself, so we are basically looking at the economy as a sunk cost. It will meltdown. What's the best path to be in a place to rebuild it?

In my mind, with 3 months of lockdown, we are like America in the great depression, or in the midst of WW2, when everything we produced went overseas. With millions dead, we are more like the UK after WW2: our actual productive capacity is upended. It took their economy a lot longer to recover than ours.