Scene from the Big Short. Why Capitalism + Disaster = Personal Catastrophe.
This is what we are looking at.
This is what I want you to understand,
The effects are compounded - they lead down the road - they affect everything
The economy is crashing.
Hourly workers are going to loose their jobs
if the govt doesnt help (see French Revolution 102!) ppl will lose thier homes
Suicides will go up
homicides will go up
homelessness will rise
children will drop out of school and never recover that education
women will be physically and sexually abused at higher rates
minorities will end up in jail for longer sentences
banks will foreclose on houses and credit cards
racism and misogyny goes up and fascism becomes more appealing (102!)
3% of 150 million people is 4.5 million ppl could die at the current rates of infection in europe. there arent enough ventilators in the country, hospital beds, nursing aids to take care of the elderly (who die at 15% not 2-3% - which is the average)
Be Safe out there. And Dont Dance over your good fortune.
Christopher Gennari, Ph.D is a Full Professor of History at Camden County College.