With both major political parties seemingly uninterested in the long-term fiscal stability of the United States, the only near-term solution for the spendthrift class in Washington, DC, is to either raise taxes or spend recklessly.
Choosing between labor and leisure is not like choosing between apples and oranges. Many people like both kinds of fruit. But labor involves disutility,so a better choice is this: between apples and rotten oranges.
Remember how election day used to be a day of national relief, no matter who won? Regular people were happy that our political warring was over for a while, at least. But we don't live in that country anymore.
The Italians could learn some lessons about healthcare from the South Koreans, who still maintain a robust private market in health insurance. Although the Koreans have relatively ample resources for COVID-19 patients, Italy's state-dominated system is quickly running out of options.