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Coronavirus' long tailpipe
« on: March 23, 2020, 06:38:37 PM »
With every click, you're paying some poor soul to take on the virus for you.

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Re: Coronavirus' long tailpipe
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 07:38:59 PM »

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Re: Coronavirus' long tailpipe
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 07:41:26 PM »
Amazon to Hire 100,000 Warehouse and Delivery Workers Amid Coronavirus Shutdowns

Domino’s announces mass hiring to feed people during coronavirus quarantine

CVS to hire 50,000 workers to deal with coronavirus rush, give bonuses to employees

Walmart hiring 150,000 workers and paying bonuses to employees in response to Coronavirus demand

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Re: Coronavirus' long tailpipe
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 08:06:10 PM »
>With every click, you're paying some poor soul to take on the virus for you.

I was thinking about this.  So, assume you are negative.  If someone say delivers groceries and just leaves them on the porch, that's much safer than having groups of people huddle together and shop at the same time/place.  The delivery person doesn't come in contact with you, and every person who puts in an order is one less person inter-mingling at the store.

Now if someone is already infected, getting product put on the porch is probably the most responsible way to get something.

Either way, getting deliveries has a lower social cost than shopping oneself.  The deliverer is less at risk than the store workers.

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Re: Coronavirus' long tailpipe
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 08:08:20 PM »
Prepping well reduces exposure, too.

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Re: Coronavirus' long tailpipe
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2020, 08:28:28 PM »
>Prepping well reduces exposure, too.

All the gloominess of the Core making us socially responsible.

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Re: Coronavirus' long tailpipe
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 04:08:12 PM »
Papa John’s says it’s hiring 20,000 new workers

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Re: Coronavirus' long tailpipe
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 07:31:07 PM »
People who now advocate are waaaaay away from the tailpipe.

People who now advocate that we “choose the economy” are not being honest about the consequences of that decision.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/national-shutdown-least-bad-option/608683/

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Re: Coronavirus' long tailpipe
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2020, 07:54:21 PM »
One man's pizza delivery is another man's stock market.

While wealth can’t totally insulate you from the virus, it’s clear that there’s a stunning gap between our political leadership and regular people when it comes to the “normal” we need to return to. The Dow matters little to the majority of people, because 84 percent of the market is controlled by ten percent of wealthy Americans. But it has nonetheless come to symbolize the single metric by which the health of our country is judged.

In the long run, what happens in the next few weeks and months will not matter to those at the top. People will continue to get sick, people will continue to die. Young and old. The people in power, in Washington and in boardrooms across the country, will pay lip service to the tragedy. But what matters to them deep down is that life returns to normal, because normal was working so ridiculously well for them.

Give Me Capitalism or Give Me Death
https://newrepublic.com/article/157047/give-capitalism-give-death