As the slowdown turns into a recession and the recession turns into a depression, many of us will be out of work and desperate for employment. Don’t bother trying the restaurant industry. Forget the health-care industry too; no one wants to work in hospitals in the age of corona. Jobs everywhere will either be scarce or scary.
With one exception. One company is hiring.
What I haven’t figured out yet is to whom we’ll be delivering once we’re all warehouse drones earning 15 bucks an hour and getting one pee break a day or whatever. Will Amazon become a niche service for the wealthiest one percent of Americans, the people who had some money left over even after the bat plague infected and killed everyone else’s life savings? Will Lord Bezos simply pay us in Amazon goods, a la South Park’s model of a worker-consumer?