'The Faucian Bargain'

'The Faucian Bargain" is a worthy read in the Bulwark about how Anthony Fauci has been able to check President Donald Trump's worst inclinations about the coronavirus pandemic.

I'm for opening up the economy as soon as possible, but as I've tried to say, not before we know the nation is safe. That, however, could come long after we've done permanent damage to workers, employers, shareholders and millions of others.

It is, indeed, a dilemma in which we could suffer both a economic meltdown and the worst out-of-control, killer pandemic. In either case, it is time to give time, energy and cost to how to salvage the economy, as I urged in Wednesday's post. Just as Fauci represents the best of the scientific thinking, we need more comprehensive ideas than just blindly throwing trillions and trillions of dollars into the economy, hoping that something sticks.

If Trump doesn't have workable and refined ideas about how we should ease back into a full economy, then he should find someone else who can.



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