And, capitalists always love a “free market” until it works against them. Supply and demand and all that. Pay some one to work and they’ll show up.
A lot of industries will pay in the short term, but it will speed up automation because some things are only worth so much and it will be "automate or go out of business".
I think as a nation we got sloppy and expected things to be way too accessible and I think when we come out of this, we are going to see a lot less fast-food options, 24hr stores and slower amazon turnaround time amongst other things.
Do you really think that about slower turnaround times? I see that as a competition point in the market. I see that actually improving.