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I found this of Reddit last week and thought it was funny: https://reddit.app.link/mYxK7O4gI5
Agree 100% with Chamath. The system is rigged for the rich. We created a socalist system for the rich and wealthy, but not the poor. For the poor and middle class it's all bootstraps, you better work your ass off AND be incredibly lucky. Makes me furious whenever I think about it.
lengmo said:Only problem with the show is you have to be careful to not look away for more than 15-20 minutes or you might miss something.
Denmark's stimulus plan: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/denmark-freezing-its-economy-should-us/608533/
Basically, if a company keeps a worker on the payroll rather than lay them off, the government will pay 75% of their salary.
Based on GDP the same cost in the US would be 2.5 trillion dollars. Yet the US is proposing a 2 trillion dollar plan with a one time check of 1200 dollars for people. I don't even understand. The odds are so in favor of corporations in this country that it's laughable. I say this as someone who will not lose my job.
I'm so sorry for all the people who need help and the government failing them.