Ted Dabrowski: At what point is human & economic toll of shutting down America... How does that compare to potential human toll of the virus itself.
Tonight's City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Ted Dabrowski, President of Wirepoints debating w/show host Jeff Berkowitz (1) whether the Fed's and State Government policy to create a catastrophic economic meltdown was (and is) good public policy and (2) whether IL and Chicago will be hurt much more than other states & cities by the meltdown.
The show airs tonight in Chicago at 9:50 pm on Cable Ch. 21 (CAN TV).
The show also airs tonight and next Tuesday night in 25 Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburbs at 8:30 pm:
-on Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and
-on Cable Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling
Dabrowski is well credentialed to discuss making tough Presidential choices: Wharton MBA, two decades in private sector and a decade in Public Policy.
The show was taped March 19 and in large part revolves around the question: Will it be time in a week (Or on Easter, as the President suggested today) for the U. S. to reverse policy, i.e., stop the Federal engineered shut-down of the U. S. Economy?
Yesterday, President Trump said he was contemplating reversing course on the COVED19 virus by the end of this month. He is getting itchy over the destruction of the U. S. Economy.
As the President has said, the meltdown cure may be worse than the disease. All of life is a matter of making trade-offs and tough choices, balancing benefits and costs, and that is what President Trump is doing-- and that is what Berkowitz and Dabrowski debate and discuss in tonight's show.
Ted Dabrowski: At what point is the human and economic toll of shutting down America-- right? That's what it is. How does that compare to the potential human toll of the virus itself. And, that's the benefit- cost analysis that needs to be debated [by Congress, the President, his senior advisers and the American people].
Ted Dabrowski: It's here: It's not an IL or Chicago specific crisis, it's a global crisis, but now we are wrapped in it. And, everything that we were worried about, that we talked about- those of us who want to see reforms-- it's coming true, it's come true...the crisis, the recession... and what it spells is massive trouble for Illinois-- relative to other states. And Chicago, relative to other cities.
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