We need to help people who are losing their income because of the coronavirus crisis.
The massive reaction to the coronavirus pandemic is causing divisions between the old, who are afraid of dying, and the young, who are afraid of what Global Warming will do to their future.
People who claim to be free-market capitalists are always happy to get a taxpayer funded bailout.
Here are some links showing the buyback and bailout numbers: For the 2001 bailout, see https://edition.cnn.com/2001/US/09/21/rec.congress.airline.deal/
For the $45 billion stock buyback, see https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/18/america-airlines-bailout-shareholders-coronavirus
or this, which puts the buyback at $47 billion. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/airlines-and-boeing-want-a-bailout-but-look-how-much-theyve-spent-on-stock-buybacks-2020-03-18
We all need someone to love – or blame.
I have no doubt that People will win the fight against the coronavirus Pandemic, but People will suffer some heavy blows before they finally triumph. Some of the blows will be inflicted by the pandemic, but others will be inflicted by leaders who are incompetent, uncaring, callous.
Is the gig economy empowering or just a race to the bottom? Or is it a way for people who don’t need the income to get some social contact in our individualistic society.
Some people question whether a for-profit healthcare system can adequately deal with pandemics.