In the midst of what is now known as the corona-crisis, people around the world voice their fears about the ever-reinforcing grip of the government over the private lives of individuals. Closing borders, extensive policing, location over cell phones, and other similar measures seem to herald a new era the world is about to enter.
On March 27th, the U.S. Senate approved the largest anti-crisis measures package to support the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s worth $2.2 trillion. The list of measures includes increasing spending on healthcare, providing direct financial help to the population, and allowing businesses to get discount loans and grants to cover salaries during the quarantine.