Pathways for the Post-COVID New Old World

in #covid192 months ago

Part 5 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series.

Some are openly proclaiming, “you don’t want to waste a crisis,” as they calculate how the crisis could become a series of opportunities to “change things”. We have to question whether strategic pre-positioning to shape the “post-COVID normal,” might end up even unconsciously shaping the authorities’ responses to the crisis right now, effectively tilting the scales one way or another and inevitably reducing the life chances of some. Note how already—effortlessly and without pausing to think even for a second—the assumption in the media is that younger generations will be the ones to pay the debts accumulated during this crisis. Why is that? How does that logically follow? If there is a debt to be paid, you can pay it by various means, including quite frankly printing more money, increasing taxes on the rich and on corporations, and leaving the mass of youth untouched. What is not logical is to pretend that there is only one path....

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