Step 1.) Close down a country: What’s done is done. However, one of the consequences of shutting down the United States is that the speculative grade default rate is expected to almost triple – 4.7% to 14.4% – within the next year. Not to speak of the millions of non-public businesses that have suffered revenue and job losses. Many of those jobs lost are not coming back folks. It’s more than pizza shops and clothing retailers that are suffering. Many Technology companies are suffering significant job losses. No sector of the economy is safe.