This Axios post grabbed my attention because it’s part of an apparent trend of workers seeming waaaaay too optimistic about their employment prospects given the depths of the economic misery we’re in. And since most economists are quite blunt about how deep the hole is, we’re left wondering where the public is getting the impression that a turnaround will be quick and easy-ish.
The only public figure I can think of who routinely heralds a coming economic rebound fueled by pent-up demand is Trump himself. Even his top aides like Steve Mnuchin are a little more cautious about the timetable for a recovery. (Although only a little.)
“Americans don’t realize that coronavirus recovery may take months,” says Axios. That appears to be true.