Get Back to Work to Avoid the Train Wreck

  When the coronavirus stay-in-place orders started, the time at home seemed like a timeout from the frenzy of office life. With considerable curiosity, I absorbed the statistics, news articles, videos and just about all the information that I could find. New concepts of the day featured: social distancing, flattening the curve, asymptomatic, and reaching the peak. The stories of human suffering, sudden onset, and family tragedy are a heartbreaking addition to the evening news. Through all the focus on the pandemic, there are quiet, yet steady voices about the economy. However, these voices are not loud enough to counter the hysteria of the virus. What are we going to do? Is it realistic to just turn off the economy for an unspecified amount of time. Imagine not paying the mortgage. Of course, warning signs will emerge after 30 days, and there is still plenty of time to get things back on track. At 60 days, the mortgage company demand letters and phone calls become continuous. Credit i