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Old 03-25-2020, 07:01 AM
Napier is offline
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Does online shopping for nonessentials during pandemic create hardship?


I'm reluctant to shop online for nonessentials because I picture the net effect would primarily be to burden people who are already working too hard.

But is that correct? If there's a huge employment shift, and people from businesses that have suffered (perhaps restaurants) now have to find new jobs, the bigger effect could be to provide opportunities where they are needed.

So which is it?

I'm happy to shop or not shop. We're talking non-essentials, but things I would be buying online if it weren't for the pandemic.