The American principles that made our economy great will be needed to make us great again after COVID-19

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Four short weeks ago America was at what felt like an economic pinnacle. Our economy was firing on more cylinders than we even knew we had. New businesses opened their doors from coast to coast, and more people held jobs than ever before. With all this came a level of human prosperity that many thought was unachievable.

It seems like COVID-19 could be the name for a time machine too, instead of just a terrifying illness. It feels like this all started four years ago, not four weeks, doesn’t it? Somehow in that short timeframe the nasty virus from afar landed on our shores, and along with its physical destruction it brought the greatest country in the world a strong dose of health and financial catastrophe.

The economic impacts of the virus are being seen immediately, with staggering unemployment numbers. The severity of the situation probably does warrant something this conservative, and most like him, despise on its face—a bunch of bills full of a bunch of government spending.