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By Rachel Alexander, a senior editor, The Stream, March 24, 2020 

Rachel Alexander is a senior editor at The Stream. She is a political columnist and the founder and editor of Intellectual Conservative.

Rachel AlexanderHuge numbers of people have already lost their jobs. Some from the social distancing, some from the effects of social distancing.

The social distancing has killed restaurants. It’s put out of work cooks of all sorts, from chefs in fine restaurants to the short-order cooks at the local diner. Busboys and waiters too. 

Dock hands lost work when the cruise lines shut down. People who work for garbage disposal companies have lost work because all the closed businesses, schools, and restaurants don’t need their services. Your local barber and hair salon may have had to close, because cutting hair isn’t an essential service. All the people who work in stores that aren’t open any more have found themselves out of work.

Craftsmen aren’t getting work because people can’t afford them anymore. Contractors and roofers find contracts being cancelled or postponed. Writers have been losing contracts and assignments. ….

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