2008 was a truly historic event. It was even bigger than 911. It was when the entire world banking system was about to collapse… then the US Govt bailed the bastards out.
The bastards went on to go even wilder than before.
I was reading predictions earlier that 50 million people could lose their jobs, but this has now been adjusted downwards to 25 million, which is still worse than 2008’s 22 million. They expect a recovery in the 2nd half of this year, but that even by the end of next year the unemployment in the USA will exceed 5%.
Worldwide, the United Nations estimates that up to 25 million jobs could be lost in the economic upheaval from the viral outbreak. That would exceed the 22 million that were lost during the 2008 global financial crisis.