In extraordinary times, incrementalism does not work. Incrementalism (such as only banning large gatherings) did not work in halting the spread of COVID-19. Places that took more comprehensive measures had the best results. Incrementalism will also not work to restore the economy after the pandemic. The economy pre-pandemic will not be returning soon. For some time, the entire travel, tourism, and entertainment industries will not return to “normal”. These industries and all the people employed by them will not survive small changes. To address The Great Depression, the American government had to adopt full employment policies. We will again need such comprehensive reform.
[P1] Incrementalism does not work in times of crisis.