Monday, March 23, 2020

WALL STREET JOURNAL QUESTIONS CORONAVIRUS SHUT DOWN AMID DISCONTENT WITH ECONOMIC DECLINE IN KANSAS CITY & THROUGHOUT U.S.



The stock market is on a roller-coaster  and there's fear that American unemployment could reach 30% as the economic impact of this pandemic worsens.

The tragic reality is that so many put profit far above the concern for human life.

Whilst TKC does not endorse this opinion (or anything besides scantily-clad hotties covered only by dead-tree newsprint) . . . We've noticed our social media friends spreading this OP/ED almost as quickly as cases of the virus continue to rise.

Checkit:

Wall Street Journal: Rethinking the Coronavirus Shutdown

Money line . . .

"No society can safeguard public health for long at the cost of its overall economic health. Even America’s resources to fight a viral plague aren’t limitless—and they will become more limited by the day as individuals lose jobs, businesses close, and American prosperity gives way to poverty. America urgently needs a pandemic strategy that is more economically and socially sustainable than the current national lockdown."

More important than political rhetoric . . . In the end, people will have to determine the validity of this argument in their day to day lives.

You decide . . .

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Capitalism wins.

Anonymous said...

Having previously lived under Socialism several times. Sure the hell does.

Anonymous said...

Except, and this is real key here, America is not a capitalistic country. Never has been. Bailing out corporations is not a function of capitalism. It’s socialism pure and simple. We have all the money in the world to bailout banks, investment firms, the auto industry, the aviation industry, travel industry, and hotel industry. Hell, we’re even sending checks to the people! No, America likes to pretend it’s capitalistic, but we are always a socialist country

Anonymous said...

8:37: We have socialism for the wealthy and capitalism for everyone else. It's as American as apple pie!

Anonymous said...

Certainly the Democrat media academia complex wants us to be a socialist country. Using the principle of never let a crisis go to waste, they are demanding Trump nationalize industries. Putting the government in charge of production did not work out very well for USSR, Cuba, Venezuela etc., and it would not work out well here, but that's not the real goal. The goal is to go socialist.

Anonymous said...

Blah blah blah blah

Anonymous said...

Finally some sanity in the press.

This might be worse than the flu (not convinced it is) but it sure as hell is not the plague and does not justify killing the economy.

This has been politicized by the Dems and their lackey media. They are intentionally trying to make it as bad as it can be and to hurt the most people in the most ways in order to try to use it against trump and elect senile biden.

Anonymous said...

Coronavirus attacks both wealthy and poor. Yes, please, force people back to work and infect EVERYONE. Then, fire them for being sick and completely destroy the health care industry. Destroy the home mortgage industry as defaults skyrocket. Destroy all short and long-term retail sales.

Capitalism wins for the rich every time.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- FLATTENING THE CURVE

At nearly 6' tall, Lais offers hope for a V-shaped recovery!!!

Anonymous said...

^^ 8:37 and his twit follower are confused about business and how much life would really cost without subsidization. Confused that within their worthless lives their tax money pays for the 10 feet on concrete from the drive to the street. Then you have the streets.. Thinking your milk is high , your petro is high. They should turn the faucets off and see what you contribute to life. Better yet how much food do you produce ? able to educate your children ? Able to provide yourself a stable job and marketing system ? Five dollar and hour fools always know how systems work and feel they get screwed in life. You'll spend more on chief tickets , your cell and you car than you will feeding and educating your children throughout life.. Right ?

Anonymous said...

^^^^We're not disagreeing with you. We're objecting to any help to people who actually need it being categorized as "socialist" when bank, airline, etc. bailouts are considered business as usual.

In short, we have too big to fail and to small to help.

Does that help?

Anonymous said...

^^You can’t help him. Everything he knows he got from Faux News and no amount of rational thinking, abundance of facts, or intelligence will ever be enough to convince him he doesn’t know anything.

Anonymous said...

9:22
You the man! good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Chicken little at 907...millions infected, 80,000 deaths last year from the flu, flu still wide spread this year. Your dire prediction is nothing but fear mongering. The old and sick should quarantine not the entire society...that's the way it's always been.

Anonymous said...

Sleepy Joe Biden is AWOL while Trump and Pence save America from China's corona virus.

Hopefully China will ban eating bats in their country and Sleepy Joe Biden grows some balls.

Anonymous said...

Sleepy Joe be like; I ain't going outside, it's scary. I might catch corona virus.

Anonymous said...

Lyin' Donald says …
"I didn't say what I said last week, FALSE NEWS!"

(And Stoney Dumbshit actually believes his lying ass!)

Anonymous said...

Did Dementia Donnie have a wet diaper again today?

Anonymous said...

^^^Pro tip: Don't post links. Nobody reads them.

W.H.O. said...

"More than 300,000 cases of #COVID19 have now been reported to WHO, from almost every country in the Earth globe europe-africa.

The pandemic is accelerating.

- It took 67 days from the 1st reported case to reach the first 100K cases
- It took 11 days for the second 100K
- It took just 4 days for the third 100K"

But, sure let's not overreact and get back to normal next week.

Anonymous said...

354...300K infections (less than 30k dead world wide) in over four months or more in a world population of 7.7 billion, yes let's panic.

The flu kills more in a week.

Yes let's get back to work, if you are high risk stay home.


Anonymous said...

3:54 - Not so fast Diaper Boy -

Those numbers could simply be the number of cases reported have gone up the last two weeks. Corona virus has been around for months. There could have actually been more people with corona virus two months ago but the symptoms were so similar to cold / flu it was never reported. Thus your base number is understated. I know this may be over your head to understand stats.

Anonymous said...

^^^ I'll never understand how people can proudly post such profoundly ignorant comments.

It's ACCELERATING. This continues to increase. Next stop millions. Then tens of million.

2 million Americans will die by this summer if proper containment is not implemented and maintained now.

This virus kills in all age groups. Not in equal numbers, but it is a fatal illness. Go learn something.

Anonymous said...

4:10 - 2 million Americans dead by this summer ? Seriously ?

You sure you don't work for CNN as this sounds straight out of their fear mongering play book.

The Corona Virus outbreak in the United States started in the State of Washington where a number of elderly nursing home folks somehow exposed to the virus and sadly passed away.

The past 24 hours the State of Washington had no new corona virus cases.

Japan - No new cases.

South Korea and China have relatively few new cases.

47 states have less than 5 deaths due to corona virus.

Missouri - 3 deaths.

Kansas - 2 deaths

With proper precaution, the virus is not wiping out America or the World; despite what doomsayers like you say.

New York City may ultimately have more corona virus cases than the rest of the U.S. combined. New York City is a "sanctuary city" encouraging illegal immigration which creates over-crowding, tent cities, and poor hygiene which leads to the rapid spread of viruses.

Hopefully, watching the chaos in New York City, will wake everyone up that we need secured borders and that Socialism is ineffective.

Throw in an idiot like DeBlasio as Mayor going to his fitness center in his chauffered, armed-guard limousine after issuing a stay-at-home order and you have more chaos.

Anonymous said...

^^^TL/DR written by a moron will never read.

Science, Medicine and Math said...

I'm not wasting my time with someone that doesn't understand math. Every deadly pandemic starts with only 1, then 2, then 3.

"The scientists bluntly stated the coronavirus is the most serious respiratory virus threat since the 1918 flu pandemic. If no action to limit the viral spread were taken, as many as 2.2 million people in the United States could die over the course of the pandemic, according to epidemiologist Neil Ferguson and others at the Imperial College Covid-19 Response Team.

Adopting some mitigation strategies to slow the pandemic — such as isolating those suspected of being infected and social distancing of the elderly — only cuts the death toll in half to 1.1 million, although it would also reduce demand for health services by two-thirds."

Anonymous said...

Just listened to the President's speech regarding the pandemic.

When. He. Was. Reading. From. The. Script. He. Sounded. Rational. And. Coherent.

But then some word, whether relevant to the point or not, would catch his attention and he would go "off script" to repeatrepeatrepeat that word two or three times, adding a few "greats" or "terrifics" and wandering around the topic.
Barr looked like he almost jumped in a couple of times when this happened, but in the end let "The Stapled Genius" ramble on.

Did anybody else hear the speech?
Anyone have a clue as to what he said?

Shitshow presser said...

I watched it and saw a scared orange pussy run away from the doctor.

Anonymous said...

Diaper Boy says 2 million
Americans are going to die of corona virus.

Ok Nancy, you better hide under the bed with Sleepy Joe Biden.

Anonymous said...

GOP reaction is relax, we're scammin' here.

Sick and dying, yeah whatever.

They don't care about anything except their $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$