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Old 03-22-2020, 10:50 PM
PastTense is offline
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A big factor in the economy is consumer confidence. When consumer confidence is non-existent--because people are dying all over they are going to do very little spending beyond the essentials. So they are not going to buy a nicer house, nor a new car (unless the old one falls apart).

And people are going to do very few leisure activities from travel to a night out at the restaurant if there is a possibility of getting COVID-19 and dying.

So there will be huge unemployment even if the OP's policy is followed.

As to the 2 million people dying, no one knows if it will include them.

Last edited by PastTense; 03-22-2020 at 10:51 PM.