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Victor Davis Hanson on Essential Workers


Published July 29, 2020

Panic buying, caused by the COVID-19 crisis, has turned our attention to essential jobs and workers. Non-essential workers are typically compensated more than essential workers are. We need to have a fundamental shift in how we think about essential jobs and how the people employed in those jobs are compensated.

This video’s audio track is excerpted from an episode of The Classicist podcast, published by the Hoover Institution.

Additional Resources:

  • Listen to The Classicist podcast episode “Plagues, Ancient and Modern” with Victor Davis Hanson. Available here.
  • Read “The Virus Is Not Invincible, But It’s Exposing Who’s Irreplaceable” by Victor Davis Hanson, via American Greatness. Available here.
  • Watch the Hoover Institution’s Virtual Policy Briefing “COVID-19 and the Lessons of History” with Victor Davis Hanson. Available here.