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Draftee Homes

Selective Corona Serrvice
 
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Here's a freaking stimulus idea for you.

For your idle high school seniors, college students and general youthful unemployed:

Draft them -- they're in almost every household.

Pay them -- help them and their families financially.

Order them to sit home -- help all of us.

theircompetitor, Mar 18 2020

a bit like this, but backwards https://en.wikipedi.../wiki/The_Decameron
[pertinax, Mar 19 2020]

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       Of course, the sit at home is the hard part.
wjt, Mar 19 2020
  

       Alternative take:   

       Summon them away to crowded camps or barracks.   

       Make them exercise. For example, they could help dig ditches for laying down big HVDC cables to smooth the transition to renewable energy.   

       They all get the virus.   

       They recover - after all, they're young and they've been exercising.   

       Having got sick and then recovered, They can go home and get on with life, knowing that they've developed immunity.
pertinax, Mar 19 2020
  

       So, like the Decameron (link) except, instead of secluding the young so that they can avoid the plague, seclude them so that they can get over it well away from their elders. A lot less luxurious, too.
pertinax, Mar 19 2020
  

       primary thought behind this idea is ways to generate stimulus without new legislation. The sit at home part is a funny bonus -- could be sanitize everything as needed too, especially if things get even more serious and their vulnerability continues to be lower.
theircompetitor, Mar 19 2020
  
      
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