Thursday, August 06, 2020

We've Tried Nothing And We're Out Of Ideas

In a couple of years, assuming we haven't started eating each other by then, the unemployment rate will be humming along at about 8% and Very Serious People will explain how this just all due to the release of the latest Zelda game and people would rather play video games than work, or some other "nothing can be done, that's Just The Way Things Are Now, put your shock collar back on now, serf" explanation.

Extended widespread human misery is a policy choice, not an inevitability.