There have been quite understandable efforts to compare the current COVID crisis to the 2008 crash or to 9/11, but I suspect those comparisons are mistaken. More and more, I am coming to believe that in its impact on the country and also on our politics, the proper comparison is to the Great Depression. I think we can all agree that Joe Biden is no FDR. So be it. But I do not see how the Republican Party survives this governmental debacle. I have already observed that the efforts to deal with the economic crisis have elevated MMT from a barely respectable fringe hobbyhorse to an operational necessity. Universal health care is now taken for granted. If Biden can fight off dementia long enough to be inaugurated [something Reagan did quite successfully], the stage is set for at least the possibility of a once in a century transformation of American politics.
It better come quickly. I am not getting any younger.