Independence & Economics

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

I drove past Costco and looked for a posting about possible new special shopping hours for folks 60+. It’s so, as the store has set aside for seniors Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. According to the posting, age must be verified before entry is allowed. Hopefully, that’ll be so.

I’m creating a list of items I want that usually are available from Costco. In the early morning hours, the store should be well-stocked, and the environment having been sanitized overnight hopefully is relatively safe for gatherings of early shoppers.

I could use a little adventure, even just a short time out and among. Setting aside best-advice to continue self-isolating, I’ve thought up some shopping criteria. For example, if outside the store its early-hours parking lot is packed with vehicles, I’ll turn and head home. As another, I want to sense once inside the store that people reasonably are practicing social-distancing.

Under today’s threatening clouds of disease, everybody is doing their best to accommodate and cope. Everything that’s in planning ultimately must ensure the safety, productivity, and optimism of people worldwide. Much depends upon our regaining of viable economies despite disease-fears and self-isolations.

Underlying everybody’s wishes to be out and about are deep concerns about possible near-future cash shortages. Societies that sustain populations, willing to work full- or part-time for income, must have and maintain-well the viable triangles of products, consumers, and cash.

As I write, it seems that American leaders have begun to talk better across the aisle. They seem be about to make some kind of deal that will ease our currently-failing economics.

Dear Friends: Anyway, I’m about to check-out the new early-morning shopping. Diana

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