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DippStarr t1_iyp5yj5 wrote

"short-run economic disruptions" is an academic euphemism for small business owners losing their life's work/business. In the modern COVID era, mega-corporations filled the void and crushed the small business opportunity to rebound.

PPP was a farce that most small businesses couldn't access because congressional cronies already had paperwork in hand to gobble up the limited funds.


SpecificFail t1_iyp96f0 wrote

Sadly true. Mitigation would have worked, but those in power used it as a way to award political favors, line their own pockets, and cause social disruption for their own gain. There's a reason why certain groups were so heavily invested in spreading misinformation, it was making them rich while drawing it out as long as possible.