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Impossible dilemma? World watches Italy as businesses plead to return to work

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    mrbig
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    Interesting title, since dilemmas are certainly possible to be solved by simply picking a side. They must be thinking about paradoxes. From a logical point of view, this is actually a false...

    Interesting title, since dilemmas are certainly possible to be solved by simply picking a side. They must be thinking about paradoxes.

    From a logical point of view, this is actually a false dilemma. There are more options than reopening everything or keeping everything shut down. How about making a case by case analysis, reopening only selected factories of the most essential sectors? You know, those that would cause more harm closed than open?

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      dubteedub
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      That case by case analysis you suggested does seem to be what they are thinking. From the article: This really seems to be fight between capitalist CEOs wanting to reopen their definetely...

      That case by case analysis you suggested does seem to be what they are thinking. From the article:

      So far, officials have said that work restrictions would probably be lifted on a sector-by-sector rather than geographical basis. Social distancing, wider use of personal protection devices such as face masks and strengthened local health systems have also been spoken about. Testing and “contact tracing” would be extended, including with the use of smartphone apps and other forms of digital technology, following the South Korean playbook.

      This really seems to be fight between capitalist CEOs wanting to reopen their definetely non-essential businesses and labor groups that want to protect the health and safety of their workers.

      “We say this very loudly to the authorities: ‘Hurry up’,” said Cesare Mastroianni, vice president of Absolute, a luxury yachts producer of Piacenza, Emilia Romagna. “The shutdown has already done incalculable damage.”

      Trade unions have threatened to strike unless the government keeps non-core activities down. Protect health over wealth, they say - and while many companies are pushing the government for a plan to reopen factories, they won’t risk their staff.

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        mrbig
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        Of course. I merely found it amusing how the author made an evidently false statement to make for a headline.

        Of course. I merely found it amusing how the author made an evidently false statement to make for a headline.

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          DougM
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          I feel as if that's done more often than not in today's landscape.

          I feel as if that's done more often than not in today's landscape.

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          1. mrbig
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            It is. But this one drew my interest as a logic nerd.

            It is. But this one drew my interest as a logic nerd.

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  2. vektor
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    sees headline opens wiki Nope, no matter how bad businesses are hurting.

    sees headline

    opens wiki

    4000 new cases, 500 deaths today

    Nope, no matter how bad businesses are hurting.

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