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Old 03-23-2020, 01:44 PM
cmosdes is offline
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Originally Posted by Inner Stickler View Post
Right? The moment the talking heads starting pissing and moaning about the economy, I decided our economic model sucks and we need one that is actually robust. Very fucked up all the people who saw the same news and decided human lives aren't actually that valuable at all.
There are the aftereffects of spending trillions now that might end up costing more lives later. If we could spend $4 trillion now to save 1,000,000 lives, maybe that makes sense. But spending $4 trillion now might mean millions of lives lost over the next 10 years that would otherwise be saved. People will lose their jobs, their homes and their health insurance. That money could have gone into research to treat other diseases, education or housing for those who run into difficult times. That $4 trillion has to come from somewhere.