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Mask: Disaster Capitalist

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Allesia, volunteer at Food for Life, Stater Bros. supermarket, 29 Palms, California.

“I told you once before that there were two times for making big money, one in the up-building of a country and the other in its destruction. Slow money on the up-building, fast money in the crack-up.”

So said Rhett Butler to Scarlett. If DuPont and Fed Ex are profiting from sweetheart deals with the Trump administration's pandemic response team led by Jared Kushner, why shouldn't small-scale entrepreneurs make their way in the Brave New Pandemic World? Smaller companies have complained that they don't have the advantage of the administration's ear even when their prices are lower, but when you're a small-scale entrepreneur, none of that matters.

Here at the supermarket, all politics are still local.