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Of These Much is Expected

Post # 117, Bob McKnight's Florida Commentary

In the irony of the Coronovirus Pandemic, there are some winners in the economy. Those that are or will benefit greatly are:

  • Amazon

  • WalMart

  • Facebook

  • Apple

  • Google

  • Netflix

  • Home Depot

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Health Care

In the Bible reference is made to the need for those with much being expected to give much. I thought of today's economic blight almost in terms of the Great Depression of 1929 and FDR's idea of creating the Conservation Corps to held us rebuild. But rather than creating government engines for recovery, use the business giants of today that are benefiting from the crisis. Invite these mega giants to help us start rapidly growing our economy and jobs in America.

What if the core businesses above took on an added responsibility to help assist their smaller counterparts in recover? Their financials by themselves would normally be enough to jump start industries. What if Jeff Bezos and Amazon sought out potential businesses or even new start ups to bootstrap to success? Yes, there could be a profit incentive, but there would also be much sacrifice to help others. I am not trying to become soft about the situation, but instead very hard nosed about those of us who can--being great Americans--again.



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