Wed, 10 Jun 2020 09:29 PM
Across the world, Covid-19 has triggered community action on a vast
scale. It’s a powerful riposte to both government and private money.
You can watch neoliberalism collapsing in real time. Governments whose mission was to shrink the state,
to cut taxes and borrowing and dismantle public services, are
discovering that the market forces they fetishised cannot defend us from
this crisis. The theory has been tested, and almost everywhere
abandoned. It may not be true that there were no atheists in the trenches, but there are no neoliberals in a pandemic.
The shift is even more interesting than it first appears. Power has
migrated not just from private money to the state, but from both market
and state to another place altogether: the commons. All over the world,
communities have mobilised where governments have failed.
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