But what about the poor champermaids? This thread is in reaction to a thread begun for a specific subset of the working force but in all seriousness many workers are going to be hit hard. Many workers depend on tips. Closed tourist spots means no work for cleaners and other staff. The transportation industry will be hit hard. 60% of the fabric for manufacturing clothing in Bangladesh comes from China. 90% of what I buy probably comes from China. Clothing retailers are going to get hit. Anything that can be ordered online will be ordered online. Daycare workers will be hit.
I've already started my online Provigo order even though the store is right around the corner. I'm having my prescriptions delivered. I'm hunkering down for the long haul.
I think this will be much worse than 2008. Who will get bailed out this time? I have read that the economy is better stimulated by giving money to the poor because they spend it all in one way or another which keeps the money circulating.
Now would be a good time to promote basic income.