Paul Krugman won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2008. He writes weekly commentary for the New York Times. I invite you to see the excerpt and then read the entire commentary.
But we’re only now starting to get a sense of the Republican Party’s cruelty toward the economic victims of the coronavirus. In the face of what amounts to a vast natural disaster, you might have expected conservatives to break, at least temporarily, with their traditional opposition to helping fellow citizens in need. But no; they’re as determined as ever to punish the poor and unlucky.Opinion | An Epidemic of Hardship and Hunger