COVID Musings 9
what is the impact on the future of government?
First, I think the social liberty and the tension between health and wealth demands will reverberate for quite some time, and I anticipate significant Supreme Court rulings in a few years about exactly how emergency powers and the Constitution interact.
But meanwhile, some potential impacts on day to day goverment...
1) Software systems at all levels of government are outdated, pathetic and non-responsive. The inability of IRS computers to accept both lower case and upper case addresses as being valid is a tragic example, made worse with absolutely no user instructions. COBOL systems from the 70's must be replaced, and those companies able to do so will make billions (and our government might get more responsive
2) The Transition to Digital and Paperless is here to stay. Deal with it.