by Michael Snyder
End of the American Dream
The fact that a number of states are preparing to “reopen” their economies has created a wave of optimism in recent days, and most Americans are assuming that things could start “getting back to normal” in just a matter of weeks. But that is not true at all. As you will see below, some of our biggest states are planning multi-stage “reopenings” that will unfold over many months. And if a new wave of infections starts to erupt, they will just lock everything down again. So even in a best case scenario, life is not going to return to “normal” for the foreseeable future, and it is entirely possible that some restrictions could remain in place well into 2021.