aspirant
How does capitalism cure 50 million, unemployed Americans?
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Fire With Fire
There will be two responses.

First, there will be quibbling about how many people are really willing to work and can't find a job.

Second, Republicans will blame the Democrats and Democrats will blame Trump.


Beyond that, nothing.  And, under the ideology of post Reagan conservatism, there is no reason to worry about unemployed people.  Life has its ups and downs and having the Nanny State create a job for you does more harm than good.  The Dems do not even pretend to have an ideology other than Diversity, which of course is not an ideology but an attitude.

And, leaving snark behind -- Capitalism isn't an ism.  Capitalism is what evolved from the impetus of industrialization and the transition from rural to urban civilization.  The early economists like Smith, and Malthus were rueful in their descriptions of economic reality and would not have even understood the question posed about capitalism "curing" unemployment.  Nobody dreamed up Capitalistic Theory and nobody ever made any promises for what it could do for humanity -- until Thatcher and Reagan and Neoliberalism showed up. 

Nope, capitalism has no agenda at all.  When Depressions hit repeatedly over the last couple of centuries the various isms were able to make some headway:  socialism, communism, anarchism, single-taxism, radicalism, populism, progressivism, environmentalism and god knows how many more than I can recall now.


The question you are asking now is precisely what has been bothering me since March 11 when the shut down of America began.  What are we going to do with millions of unemployed people?  For the most part, the answer has been, Shut the Fuck Up, You Trumpite Greedhead.
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Sriracha
Real capitalism would probably weather this storm fairly well. The crony capitalism we have is a miserable failure who's comeuppance is at hand.
You can't even open up a lemonade stand now days. 
Pipeline and Railroad across the Berring Strait: Bye bye middle east quagmires. Bye bye 23ft/gal super tankers polluting the world. Add a highway to that. Then we can drive to Asia, Europe and Africa. Road trip heaven!
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