Billionaires Want People Back At Work, Even If It Kills Them
March 26, 2020 at 6:01 PM - Views: 72 #292922
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As President Donald Trump pushes for an end to the nationwide social distancing practices that health professionals say are essential to saving lives during the coronavirus outbreak, incredibly wealthy Americans are eager to get employees back to work ― and some say they’re OK with people dying if that’s what it takes.
A number of the country’s richest businesspeople spoke frankly about the matter for a Bloomberg story published Wednesday. Dick Kovacevich, who ran Wells Fargo until 2007, said he wants healthy people under age 55 to return to work in late April if the outbreak is contained enough.
“We’ll gradually bring those people back and see what happens. Some of them will get sick, some may even die, I don’t know,” he said. “Do you want to suffer more economically or take some risk that you’ll get flu-like symptoms and a flu-like experience? Do you want to take an economic risk or a health risk? You get to choose.”
That’s a false choice, ethicists and economists have pointed out. Keeping businesses closed across the U.S. on the advice of scientists and health professionals will do economic damage. But rushing people back to work ― thereby prolonging the outbreak, straining the hospital system and adding to the death count from the virus ― would also be disastrous for the economy. Moreover, testing still isn’t available enough in the U.S. to determine who doesn’t have COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and so determine who could theoretically return to work.
March 26, 2020 at 6:09 PM #292924
March 26, 2020 at 6:17 PM #292926
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want things to return to “normal”. Bill passed, their objective attained, people dying not their problem.
March 26, 2020 at 6:43 PM #292932
March 26, 2020 at 6:59 PM #292933
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On social media spouting “workers have no job without corporations”
The work will be there, and it can still get done. We dont need the ceo to be the middleman, people can figure out how to live and thrive without them! Its been like that since the beginning of time.
March 26, 2020 at 7:08 PM #292937
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As long as the antecedent of the pronoun is the first noun in the sentence.
March 26, 2020 at 7:17 PM #292943
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March 26, 2020 at 7:37 PM #292955
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While they flee to their bolt holes.
Sounds like pouring concrete down air intakes is going to be the new “gig” job. They are not receiving a warm welcome in certain parts of the country.
In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie
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