Restoring our lives to normality after Covid is not the solution, it’s the problem | Jeff Sparrow

Restoring our lives to normality after Covid is not the solution, it’s the problem | Jeff Sparrow

As Australians have been preoccupied by coronavirus, a wider environmental calamity has unfurled. The emergency isn’t over, it’s only just beginning

Build back better. In the early days of Covid-19, that slogan rang out everywhere: a pledge to harness disruption for positive change.

For a time, everything felt possible. There are no atheists in foxholes and, we discovered, no free marketeers in a pandemic, as even the most conservative governments pledged to spend on a scale previously unimaginable.

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