There's so much doom and gloom in the news, but when I look at the real data I'm not seeing anything that supports the apocalypse predictions.
> Right. I've been noticing on my walks how many Amazon delivery trucks there are, how many Amazon boxes are sitting outside in the trash piles. While people certainly aren't spending money dining out, they're still going HAM with their online shopping.
I don't think that observation indicates what you seem to think it does. Amazon's has been scheduling delivery for "non-essential" items far out to April 30th for some time now, and many people have been attempting to shift their retail shopping for essentials to delivery services in order to socially distance to avoid the coronavirus. Those boxes might have had things like toothpaste and diapers that people need to buy, recession or no.
They still have many non-essential items available for delivery in a few days, and you be surprised what is considered essential.