With the climate crisis and coronavirus bearing down on us, the age of disconnection is over

Sat, 4 Apr 2020 07:14:26 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"A pandemic, more than almost any other phenomenon, shows that all our
lives are inextricably intertwined, for now and forever, whether we like
it or not. It brings into sharp focus the impossibility of trying to
keep economics, health, environment, education and social justice
treated as separate questions with separate answers. It heightens
awareness of our vital need, as social beings, to stay connected to each
other as well as we possibly can while keeping our physical distance.

It shows how the “efficient”, on-demand world that capitalism has
constructed is so incredibly fragile that a series of shocks can bring
it to the point of collapse. And with the rules of neoliberal economics
being broken by governments the world over, it demonstrates that massive
policy interventions, shifting the entire structure of the global
economy, are possible."

        *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                   Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/             Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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