The world better off if the   economy never recovers???!Mr. Krugman, you’re fired…

Krugman’s thinking is acute here but, well, he is still an economist, the source of our woes (time to scapegoat economists), and capitalist propagandist (up against the wall, guy), and in the final analysis we are in the midst of a calamity of multiple dimensions in which a mysterious shutdown of an entire economy points to a future beyond capitalism, in some attempt to find a way of life in the face of climate catastrophe that doesn’t include growth, etc….
So, however odd it sounds, or however sincere the statement is beyond its bald assertion, the fact remains that we are most strangely doing what we need to do to survive in the end. Another round of Big Mac capitalism restored in mid-pandemic as the working stiffs drop like flies to keep profits flowing.

Enough is enough. A socialist transition could recreate economy, deal with climate change, stop the growth obsession, feed, clothe educate house the unemployed now being pressed into Big Mac economics even if they drop dead in a resurgent pandemic…
Mr. Krugman, you’re fired…You can still apply for foodstamps…

Source: Paul Krugman details exactly how ending social distancing too soon will plunge the US economy into a long-lasting ‘depression’ – Alternet.org