I just got sent this my an accountant friend of mine. It was meant as a joke, but actually was quite enlightening…

Only thing I still don’t quite understand, is how giving everyone $600 is going to be a solution. It seems a little, well, temporary given the scale of the problem. Its like retail therapy on a state level – “If everyone can go out an buy themselves a new outfit, maybe get their hair done, then we’ll all feel so much better!! Who cares about losing their house? Look at this cute new bag I brought?!” Then again, the The New York Times also has a tendeny to see retail therapy in the most unlikely of places.

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