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Young spurn wealth for family values (UK)

first_imgThe Telegraph 28 May 2012The accepted wisdom has long been that young people are obsessed with money and careers. But a new survey suggests the opposite — that they share the same traditional views as their parents and are seeking the same life goals. A poll of 4,000 people concludes that, regardless of age, a long-lasting marriage and raising a family are more worthy than material possessions or an upwardly mobile career. They are seen as the greatest goals to which younger generations can aspire, and the greatest achievement of those who have survived the ups and downs of long-term relationships. Regardless of age, they are seen as ultimately a more valuable use of an individual’s allotted time than to pursue the superficial trappings of wealth. The care home charity group Friends of the Elderly asked 4,000 people what they thought constituted a life well lived.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/9293572/Young-spurn-wealth-for-family-values.htmllast_img read more


September 27, 2020 0

Gareth Barry accepts Everton fans’ frustrations with Goodison Park struggles

first_img The team were booed off at half-time and again at the final whistle, and while manager Roberto Martinez has tried to defend his squad Barry admits the players have to expect the abuse. “The results haven’t been what they were and the home form is nowhere near what it should be,” he said. “We are not using Goodison Park to how it can be used. “The players are aware the fans are frustrated but it is down to us to play through that. “Teams are picking up on that and coming here and realising that Everton can be got at in front of their own fans. “It is down to us to do something about that and get back to something where we are tough to beat here but not taking away our attacking play, which is really good. “We’ve created a lot of chances but we are conceding miles too many goals and conceded another two at home, and it’s not good enough.” Defeat left Everton 12th in the table but the result was the worst kind of preparation for a potentially season-defining Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Manchester City on Wednesday. “We have big games coming up in cup competitions (they also travel to League Two Carlisle in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday),” Barry added. “The ideal world going into a game like Wednesday would be with a win. “There is nothing better than going into games on a winning run, when you are feeling confident, but that’s where we are at the moment. “We have got to go into a League Cup semi-final on the back of a defeat. “We focus on a huge game against Man City, and hopefully we can get the fans positive again and then return to the league. “There is still a lot of football to be played in the league, but with the players we’ve got and the ability we have it means we can go on a run until the end of the season.” Gareth Barry admits Everton are a soft touch at home and fans’ frustrations are more than justified. Press Association The 2-1 defeat to Swansea on Sunday means the Toffees have won just three times in the Barclays Premier League at Goodison Park this season – all against bottom-three sides – and have only 10 victories in the last 18 months. They also have the worst home defensive record in the Premier League, with 22 goals conceded in 12 matches three worse than any of their rivals and eight behind bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa. last_img read more


September 20, 2020 0

England fight back to leave third Test balanced

first_img(REUTERS) – England fought back strongly to leave the third Test against Pakistan hanging in the balance after an enthralling third day in Birmingham yesterday.The hosts bowled out Pakistan for 400 before Alastair Cook and Alex Hales took them to 120 for no wicket in their second innings at the close, 17 runs ahead with two days remaining at Edgbaston.“It was a really good day. We felt like we put the ball in the right areas and put them under pressure,” England all-rounder Chris Woakes told Sky Sports.“Yesterday was tough, but we felt like we deserved more than we got. Today we got a few more rewards.”Pakistan moved on to 336 for five at lunch and looked set to establish a commanding first-innings lead but England picked up their last five wickets quickly to get a foothold in the match.Cook and Hales batted positively, the former ending on 64 not out and Hales taking a single off the final ball of the day to reach his first fifty of an intriguing series which is level at 1-1.After resuming on 257 for three, Pakistan lost the key wicket of Younus Khan in the morning session but captain Misbah-ul-Haq led from the front with a combative 56.Misbah was bowled by James Anderson before England’s leading strike bowler was ordered out of the attack for the rest of the innings after transgressing cricket’s follow-through laws for a third time.Anderson had apologised to the umpires on Thursday for his reaction to receiving his first two warnings for running on the pitch.Stuart Broad and Woakes claimed three wickets each to run through Pakistan’s lower order. ENGLAND 1st innings 297 (G. Ballance 70, M. Ali 63; S. Khan 5-96)PAKISTAN 1st inningsM. Hafeez c Ballance b Anderson 0S. Aslam run-out 82Az. Ali c Cook b Woakes 139Y. Khan c Bairstow b Woakes 31Misbah-ul-Haq b Anderson 56A. Shafiq b Broad 0S. Ahmed not out 46Y. Shah run-out 7M. Amir lbw b Woakes 1So. Khan lbw b Broad 7R. Ali c Root b Broad 4Extras: (b-5, lb-21, nb-1) 27Total: (all out, 136 overs) 400Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-181, 3-257, 4-274, 5-296, 6-358, 7-367, 8-368, 9-386.Bowling: J. Anderson 29.1-7-54-2, S. Broad 30-4-83-3 (nb-1), S. Finn 27.5-7-76-0, C. Woakes 30-7-79-3, M. Ali 17-2-79-0, J. Vince 1-0-2-0, J. Root 1-0-1-0ENGLAND 2nd inningsA. Cook not out 64A. Hales not out 50Extras: (lb-4, nb-2) 6Total: (for no loss, 35 overs) 120Fall of wickets: nilBowling: M. Amir 11-2-28-0, So. Khan 8-0-40-0 (nb-2), R. Ali 5-0-20-0, Y. Shah 11-1-28-0.last_img read more


September 19, 2020 0

ICC World Cup Shikhar Dhawan gets heartfelt message from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The India opener Shikhar Dhawan is officially ruled out of ICC World Cup 2019 after sustaining a thumb injury in the encounter against Australia. The wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who has featured in five one-day Internationals for India, will replace him. Rishabh Pant was called by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ahead of the marqee clash against Pakistan to join the team for precautionary measures. In the meantime, he was seen practising with the team, and also cheered from crowd at Old Traffors in Manchester. The moustache rolling southpaw has often been termed as the man of ICC tournaments, and even in the two games he featured this World Cup, he was looking in dazzling touch. Against the five-time champions, Australia, he even smashed a memorable hundred to set the platform for a big score. His contribution on and off the field will certainly be missed by India. Rishabh Pant, on the other hand, will be playing his first ICC 50-over tournament and will look to utilize his Indian Premier League (IPL) form in the games to come. However, with the playing XI looking settled, it looks highly unlikely that Rishabh will feature from the next game. On this, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his heartfelt feelings for India’s prolific opener. He took to the twitter and said, “Dear Shikhar no doubt the pitch will miss you but I hope you recover at the earliest so that you can once again be back on the field and contribute to more wins for the nation.”Here’s the Tweet:Rishabh Pant has scored 93 runs in the four innings, with the highest total of 36 runs against West Indies in the home series. He averages just over 23 in ODI cricket, which isn’t anywhere near to his own set standards. Interestingly, India has now four wicket-keepers in the squad – MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul, and Rishabh Pant. Meanwhile, India will play their next game against the minnows of the tournament, Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Earlier in the tournament, India played against South Africa at the same ground and emerged as victorious.   last_img read more


September 19, 2020 0

Mocha storm back to draw with Grove

first_imgWHEN play in the second annual Ralph Green-sponsored East Bank Football Association (EBFA) Under-11 League continued yesterday at the Grove Playfield, Mocha Champs stormed back from a goal down to draw with Grove Hi Tech in the feature match.Herstelling Raiders continued their winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 win over Diamond United, while Samatta Point/Kanville was awarded a walk-over against Diamond Upsetters who showed up late for their encounter.Grove had taken the lead in the 8th minute of the match, thanks to a well-directed shot off the boot of Jamal Cordis that sailed into the back of the nets.Mocha, featuring one female player—10-year-old Kerry Boyce, who has been a tower of strength in the side, took the fight to the Grove team as they searched for the equaliser.They were finally rewarded in the 24th minute when Boyce netted her third goal of the competition–a first time volley on a throw-in close to the corner line. Grove’s goalkeeper, Ramesh Persaud was outfoxed by Boyce who pounced on the ball in a flash to hit it into the back of the nets.Herstelling Raiders, who had trounced Samatta Point/Kaneville one week before, duplicated the same scoreline in beating Diamond United.On target for the winners were Captain Solomon Austin in the 11th minute and Luckos Fohtehelles. … Herstelling beat Diamond Unitedlast_img read more


September 19, 2020 0

O’Neill not to blame for down season

first_img“Armchair Quarterback” runs Tuesdays. If you would like to comment on this story, please visit dailytrojan.com or email Andie at ahageman@usc.edu The USC men’s basketball snapped a nine-game losing streak Saturday after defeating the Utah Utes at the Galen Center.The victory was long overdue as the Trojans were, at the time, winless in Pac-12 conference play and in 2012.Many have questioned why the men’s basketball team has recently declined.This season, the Trojans have seen many woes, all of which seem hard to believe considering they received an invitation to the big dance — the NCAA tournament — last season. USC lost to Virginia Commonwealth University in the opening round of the tournament.The Trojans’ string of bad luck did not end there.Forward Nikola Vucevic opted for the 2011 NBA draft following the failed NCAA tournament attempt.During his career at USC, Vucevic averaged 11.1 points and eight rebounds per game. Vucevic wasn’t the only key departure from the USC roster. The 6-foot-10 forward Alex Stepheson, who was considered one of the top defenders in the conference, graduated in spring 2011.With two influential players no longer on the roster, the Trojans, led by coach Kevin O’Neill, were determined to regain respect in the Pac-12 conference.In August 2011, during an exhibition tournament in Brazil, USC suffered its most devastating setback.Senior guard Jio Fontan suffered a season-ending injury, tearing his anterior cruciate ligament.With Fontan injured, the Trojans have depended on sophomore guard Maurice Jones, who, at only 5 foot 7, has played nearly every minute of the season for USC. Even O’Neill stated in a press conference following Fontan’s injury that fans should not attend games if Maurice Jones is not playing.While playing against Colorado on Thursday night, redshirt sophomore forward Dewayne Dedmon tore his medial collateral ligament, sidelining him for the remainder of the season. Dedmon has been battling numerous injuries throughout the 2011-12 season. Despite losing the 7 footer, the Trojans won their first conference game of the season on Saturday with only six scholarship players.It has been quite easy to point the finger at O’Neill and to discuss the proverbial hot seat.Many forget, however, that O’Neill inherited the aftermath of previous coach Tim Floyd.O’Neill, named head coach in mid-2009, was unable to compete in postseason play after USC self-imposed sanctions for NCAA rule violations committed by former player O.J. Mayo.The sanctions also included a reduction in scholarships.The Trojans were without an incentive to compete for the 2010 NCAA tournament but still managed to finish in the middle of the pack.With other players stepping up to the high expectations of USC athletics, the Trojans seemed to regain their swagger in 2010-11.Now in 2012, Trojan students and fans are debating whether or not O’Neill should return for one more year.In reality, the situation that O’Neill inherited was not the best — sanctions and injuries along with young and inexperienced players.It is in the best interest of the team and all Trojan fans to give O’Neill another year to potentially lead the Trojans to a conference championship and March Madness bid in 2013.USC has faced much adversity and pure bad luck.Next year, the Trojans will have a healthy Fontan, redshirt junior forward Aaron Fuller and Dedmon, in addition to a more experienced roster.Without a doubt, O’Neill deserves one more year.last_img read more


September 17, 2020 0

Hughes: Don’t hate on Bret for huge blowouts

first_imgI’ve been eating my words for the past three weeks now and my, my, my, I didn’t know they could be so delicious.The No. 6/7 Wisconsin football team is a bright and shiny 3-0. That’s “three-and-zero.” Three – for three blowout victories – and ‘O’, for oh-my-gosh-nobody’s-had-a-chance.I assumed there would be hiccups in quarterback Russell Wilson’s acclimation to the offense. I assumed Wisconsin would fall over itself and allow an inferior non-conference opponent to hang around and make the Badgers look bad even though they’d eventually win.Nope. Time to chow down.Instead the Badgers have released a Tyrannosaurus offense on its first three victims, while the defense has posted a shutout and has given up no more big plays than you could count on one hand.Yup, UW sure hasn’t played a top-shelf team yet, but that hasn’t stopped the Badgers from coming close to laying an egg against like-opponents in years past. Prior to all three games, it looked like a blowout on paper and the Badgers brought those prophecies to life.So with the South Dakota Coyotes of the Football Championship Subdivision visiting Madison this Saturday, I can’t picture anything other than a landslide the likes of which Austin Peay (70-3), Indiana (83-20) and Northwestern (70-23) experienced a year ago. Couldn’t you agree?And should the Badgers salsa dance around the Coyotes – I’m just going to say it now – there better not be any unsportsmanlike complaints hurled at head coach Bret Bielema.Nebraska comes to town in less than two weeks and Wisconsin’s starters have yet to play an entire game – let alone be pushed for four quarters. And after seeing how the conference performed this past week (Michigan State and Ohio State lost convincingly), Nebraska right now looks very much like Wisconsin’s toughest opponent on schedule.Bielema kept his starters in the game until about midway through the fourth quarter, despite the score reading 42-7 by the time of their curtain call. He also didn’t slow down the passing game much before the second team took the field.In the postgame press conference, it almost seemed like Bielema anticipated a little bit of heat. This is the first thing he said in his opening statement (which means he wasn’t even asked to explain):“I’m excited. I think one thing that I wanted to see today, we gotta play a four-quarter game,” Bielema said. “Just the way the couple games [have] been playing, we haven’t gotten four quarters of work. That’s why I kept those guys in there.”That’s all there was to it. Nobody else raised the (non) issue to Bielema in the press conference and, to my knowledge, it didn’t come up in any interviews with the players.But as the points piled up last year, Bielema increasingly received more and more harsh words from the ethicists of sports. It even landed him on Sports Illustrated’s top 40 “Unsportsmen of the Year” for 2010.But seriously, it’s about time we understand that some of the commandments of sports just aren’t true in all situations.Although Nebraska has won all three of its games by more than one score, it took late touchdowns by quarterback Taylor Martinez in two of those three games to cushion the lead before the final whistle.The Cornhuskers have been tested – they’ve felt a sense of urgency in the fourth quarter – and as a result may be better prepared for a dogfight than the Badgers at this point. With Nebraska visiting Madison in about a week and half, Bielema is going to have to find a way to test the physical and mental stamina of his starting 22 as much as possible.If a lit-up scoreboard is a corollary to that, so be it. It’s an extremely luxurious problem to have, but good teams can’t afford to rock themselves to sleep. They have to find a way to stay in competitive shape for the tougher competition.This is also a sport where just winning isn’t enough either. Teams are forced to court the loyalties of a complicated and nefarious rankings system manned by both humans and computers. You have to be impressive if you want some gaudy postseason hardware.Breaking news: Whether it’s too early to legitimize the chances or not, Wisconsin is, in fact, in a position to contend for a national title. Wisconsin’s inched forward about one spot a week in both polls and currently sit at No. 6 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 7 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll.The polls render a constant competition between teams near the top. If a handful of other teams lose while the Badgers win – and win impressively when expected – well, you can fill in the blank.This is simply a sport where running up the score is not inherently a bad thing. Sometimes it’s necessary. Blame the system, not Bielema.Keeping the starters on field and throwing the ball may not be necessary in the latter parts of the season when games have already been won, but after three weeks of scant competition the Badgers need to feast all they can against the Coyotes to stay fresh for the Huskers.Elliot is a senior majoring in journalism. Would you be upset if you saw Russell Wilson throwing a pass in the fourth quarter, already up by 40+ points, against South Dakota? Tell him about it at ehughes@badgerherald.com or tweet @BHeraldSports.last_img read more


September 16, 2020 0

Peralta’s 9th-inning single lifts D-backs past Athletics 4-3

first_img WATCH US LIVE First Published: 18th August, 2020 10:53 IST Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By LIVE TVcenter_img FOLLOW US David Peralta slapped a bases-loaded single through the right side of the infield with one out in the ninth inning to push the Arizona Diamondbacks past the streaking Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Monday night.The Diamondbacks won their fifth straight game and are above .500 for the first time this season. They needed the ninth-inning rally after blowing a late lead.The A’s trailed 3-1 going into the eighth but came back to tie it after loading the bases with one out. Matt Chapman knocked in one run with a sacrifice fly to deep right field and then Gold Glove shortstop Nick Ahmed committed a stunning error on Matt Olson’s shallow pop fly to left, dropping the ball and allowing the tying run to score.Ahmed quickly made up for his mistake, smacking a leadoff double to left field to start the decisive ninth-inning rally. Kole Calhoun went down on strikes for the first out, Ketel Marte followed with a single and the A’s intentionally walked Starling Marte to load the bases.That matched left-handed reliever Jake Diekman against the left-handed-hitting Peralta and the cleanup batter took a few weak swings while quickly falling behind in the count. The game-winning swing wasn’t much better, but he reached across the plate and flipped the ball through the right side of the drawn-in infield.Arizona starter Zac Gallen took a no-hitter into the sixth in his 20th career start. Austin Allen’s single with one out was Oakland’s first hit and Marcus Semien followed with an infield single, but Gallen got out of the jam by striking out Tony Kemp and Chapman.Gallen gave up three hits — including Robbie Grossman’s solo homer in the seventh. He struck out eight, walked one and left with a 3-1 lead.Oakland entered with a big league-best 16-6 record and had won 13 of its past 15 games. The Diamondbacks had been on a roll, too, winning four straight and eight of 11 to reach .500 for the first time since opening day.Peralta homered in the third to give the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead. He also started a rally in the sixth with a leadoff double. He scored on a fielder’s choice after Kemp’s throw to the plate on Eduardo Escobar’s chopper was late. Carson Kelly added an RBI single to push the D-backs ahead 3-0.Oakland’s Chris Bassitt gave up three runs over 5 1/3 innings, striking out three and walking three.Stefan Crichton (2-0) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Joakim Soria (1-1) gave up Ahmed’s double to start the ninth.LAUREANO SET FOR RETURNThe A’s will be eager to have CF Ramon Laureano back in the lineup Tuesday after he completed his four-game suspension by sitting out Monday’s series opener. Laureano had his penalty reduced from six games to four via appeal for his role in a benches-clearing brawl with the rival Houston Astros on Aug. 9 in Oakland.“It’ll be nice to get him back. He’s going crazy,” manager Bob Melvin said, noting Laureano is spending way too much time in the manager’s office.TRAINER’S ROOMAthletics: Right-handed reliever Burch Smith had an MRI on his strained right forearm that revealed no structural ligament damage, a relief to everybody given he has had a previous Tommy John surgery. Melvin said Smith won’t throw for at least two weeks and isn’t sure whether he’ll pitch again in the abbreviated 2020 season. … LHP A.J. Puk, yet to pitch this season because of a strained shoulder, threw a 30-pitch bullpen using all his pitches at the club’s San Jose alternate site. He will likely throw again Wednesday.Diamondbacks: LHP Madison Bumgarner threw a 46-pitch bullpen. Manager Torey Lovullo said the session went well and “he’s exactly where we thought he would be.” Lovullo said no decision had been made about when Bumgarner will be activated from the injured list. … The team called up RHP Yoan López and 1B/DH Kevin Cron and sent RHP Joel Payamps and utility man Andy Young to the team’s alternate training site.UP NEXTAthletics: Oakland wraps up the quick two-game series by sending RHP Frankie Montas (2-1, 1.57 ERA) to the mound.Diamondbacks: Arizona goes with RHP Luke Weaver (0-3, 11.85), who has pitched just 13 2/3 innings this season in four starts.Image credits: AP COMMENT Last Updated: 18th August, 2020 10:53 IST Peralta’s 9th-inning Single Lifts D-backs Past Athletics 4-3 David Peralta slapped a bases-loaded single through the right side of the infield with one out in the ninth inning to push the Arizona Diamondbacks past the streaking Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Monday nightlast_img read more


September 8, 2020 0

South Florida’s Caribbean Bar Association and Island Syndicate join forces

first_imgFrom left to right: CBA President Charise Morgan-Joseph, CBA President-Elect Tricia-Gaye Cotterell, Island Syndicate Directors Calibe Thompson and David I. Muir | Photo credit: Anisha C Atchanah, Esq. Photo by David I Muir FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Two of South Florida’s premier Caribbean diaspora entities formed an alliance on the evening of January 30, 2019. The Caribbean Bar Association (CBA) signed a memorandum of understanding with 0e, the media, arts, and entertainment creative agency behind international television brands including ‘Taste the Islands’, award-winning print publications, acclaimed art exhibitions including ‘The Reggae Reel’ and the upcoming ‘Caribbean Culinary Museum and Theater Exhibition Series’, and the production of major events in South Florida.The CBA is a voluntary bar organization that has grown from just over 25 lawyers at its inception, to well over 200 attorneys from the Caribbean-American community in South and Central Florida. Co-brandingThe group will enjoy co-branding on several Island Syndicate projects taking place across South Florida throughout the year. They will also have the opportunity to offer consultations to attendees of various Island Syndicate events, expanding their presence and community engagement. CBA members will enjoy special partner privileges and benefits, while Island Syndicate will benefit from the promotional and resource support of these valuable allies.The leaders of both organizations shared their excitement about the collaborative opportunities ahead. Champions of Caribbean excellence Island Syndicate Director David I. Muir said, “I’ve personally been very close to the bar for many years now. The potential to leverage our networks and influence to the benefit of both our organizations, and the communities we serve, is tremendous. Our statuses as champions of Caribbean excellence can only be made stronger going forward.” Charise Morgan, president of the Caribbean Bar Association agreed, “The CBA is committed to enhancing the work and lives of our members and community. This alliance will allow us to do both those things, alongside a team with the same stellar commitment to quality as our own.”last_img read more


August 31, 2020 0

Extraordinary Economic Crisis Calls for Extraordinary Economic Measures

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – Among the more dramatic and devastating effects of the coronavirus epidemic in America is the effect it’s having on the economy. This crisis is both a direct threat to the lives and the livelihood of Americans.And, because the most effective way of stemming the spread of the virus is to distant people from each other, most businesses have ceased to operate. This is resulting in the type of economic crisis, unlike any other seen in American history.The implementation of social distancing to stem the spread of the coronavirus means, according to the directives of the government, that people shouldn’t gather in groups of more than ten, and when in public should be six feet apart from each other. This means people cannot gather in restaurants, hotels, sport arenas, schools, colleges, offices, travel on cruise ships, planes, visit their barbers, beauticians, and shop at small businesses.Suddenly, the demand for most businesses has diminished. Without demand businesses have no revenue; without revenue, businesses cannot pay workers; without pay, workers cannot pay rent, mortgage, purchase food, and pay other bills. The result is a major economic catastrophe.Each time a government, local, state or federal, understandably, issue a directive to create more social distancing, instructing that more people stay at home, is the worse it becomes for the economy. More worrisome, where the economy is concerned, is that the restrictions on social contact will likely not end until the rate of coronavirus infection decline significantly, and widespread testing sparks confidence that the threat from the virus is greatly minimized. The problem is that there is absolutely no timetable for this.But the American economy cannot be allowed to wander without control risking a greater economic depression than what occurred in the 1930s. It is imperative that the federal government lead in taking measures to assist both workers and businesses, small businesses in particular.While large American businesses like airlines, and some hotel chains, may have some financial cushion to cope in the economic crisis, typically small business doesn’t have sufficient cash reserve to cover even a month of expenses if their revenues stop coming in. These businesses have very limited profit margins.On the other hand, large businesses also employ large numbers of employees. When airlines, cruise-lines, and hotel chains close, the rate of unemployment rises dramatically. It has been estimated that by March 31, over 20 million Americans could be unemployed depending on benefits like unemployment benefits.It is imperative that the assistance that government gives is balanced by providing citizens with cash or benefits that allow them to pay their inescapable bills, like rent, mortgage and food; and provide businesses with funds to continue paying their employees, even if they are not actually working, and also pay their inescapable business expenses.Normally during an economic recession, like that between 2008 and 2010, the government tries to stimulate consumer demand with stimulus plans that brings revenue to businesses and try to bring an early economic recovery. However, under the current circumstances, the objective of the government’s assistance is not primarily to stimulate consumer demand, since the businesses where most of this demand would be directed have been ordered closed to effect social distancing. So, what the government is doing in effect is taking measures to provide people with funds so they can stay home and be able to pay their basic bills, while simultaneously providing businesses with some of the revenue they are losing in the absence of consumer demand.The type of assistance required from the government is hard to understand because it has never happened before in recent memory. This assistance is going to cost the government trillions of dollars, and more if this crisis continues indefinitely.Some legislators may deserve understanding for finding it difficult to appreciate the need to vote for funds to pay millions of people to stay home so they can practice social distancing. This policy is totally opposite to their ideological thinking. But these are nor ordinary times. These are definitely not times for exercising one’s ideological preferences.These are times to save Americans from being decimated from a wicked virus, and to do this the government has to fill the financial gap existing within families and businesses as they try to avoid this virus.The financial measures are going to cost the government expenses hitherto not contemplated. But if the expenditure help to curb the spread of the virus and keep businesses in a position to rebound as soon as possible after the crisis ends, and keep families from bankruptcy and financial collapse, the measures will be worth it.last_img read more


August 31, 2020 0