It’s almost like this shutdown is making Jeff Bezos richer than ever….
Policymakers’ model for coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have been off by orders of magnitude since this crisis began, but Bezos thinks the shudown needs to continue until most of America has been tested. Waiting that long, of course, will send us back to the Stone Age economically, seeing as how a few weeks of the shutdown have pushed unemployment over 20%.
But Amazon’s stock is at record highs while all of Bezos’ brick-and-mortar competitors are closed and clinging to solvency. This is all jolly fun for him.
When listening to folks’ opinions about current events, from Bezos to Bill Gates, consider the fact that these people are advocating for their own interests while most of America is in pure hell. This is how economic elites think in every crisis: How can this make me richer? And that’s why they should not be allowed to influence government.