Sunday, April 19, 2020

U.N. warns economic downturn could kill hundreds of thousands of children in 2020

via Reuters
Hundreds of thousands of children could die this year due to the global economic downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic and tens of millions more could fall into extreme poverty as a result of the crisis, the United Nations warned on Thursday.

The economy is about more than just wall street.  The morality play we're involved in has consequences.  Either the old, weak and infirm lay by the wayside or children suffer.

The wording I used is blunt but the choice is clear.

The cure to this disease will (by way of the actions of a majority of the world's population) cause more suffering than the disease itself.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Many (including quite a few people here) are emoting and trying to virtue signal moral superiority on an issue where cold, hard logic is required.

In short?

We do the hard thing now and take some pain or we virtue signal/emote/moralize and take even more pain later.

Open the fucking economy and save lives.

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