I’m still self-isolating although I do have plans to meet some friends for distanced drinks in a few minutes. Much more seriously, of all the news and punditry about the pandemic grabbing my attention, the one that rankles most is the way it is exposing economic inequality.
And that inequality shows up in unequal access to healthcare, severity of underlying health conditions, and ability to escape the density of New York City.
I hope the powers that be will be willing to step back and let new voices and perspectives influence a re-imagination of the economy. That longing reminds me of this post I wrote several years ago. Thanks to a virus “we” somehow failed to anticipate, my feelings on the subject, though similar to back then, are far more visceral today.
New voices. New perspectives. Now more than ever before.