Mind you, RI will not have to recycle words now employed in existing threads, or borrow words from members to meet the word budget. I know a million words sounds like a lot, but RI cannot run out of words, and so long as the words are deployed to organize information & ideas toward the desired outcome, they will retain their value.
brekin wrote:One obvious thing would be to offer employment to everyone who currently is unemployed or underemployed in a national endeavor to fight covid.
This, but make it a permanent feature of the economy—a federal job guarantee. Current FJG proposals include full healthcare and the usual benefits. Workers losing jobs to quarantines would still get paid regardless of unavailability of new 'jobs' (in a pandemic, their new 'job' may be to stay at home).
Any plans right now should include a federal job guarantee. It'll make the coming 'new normal' a better place to Be.
Also, stop pretending that money is something the government has to obtain from somewhere outside itself.