…, “Forget social distancing. It’s treating the symptom, not the cause. The lesson of this pandemic? We need global systems, and we need them now. Healthcare for every life on the planet, decent food, sanitation, drinkable water. For every single person. And that’s just to prevent pandemics. In short, a radically reimagined global economy, made of genuinely life-expanding institutions, based on new paradigms about — “
You didn’t have to stop. I just wanted to thank you for going down this path so I didn’t have to write it. We aren’t going to reverse generations of consumptionism with one blow to the head, especially if the solutions to the consumptionism problem all involve more consumptionism ($2 trillion bailout based on government debt is a promise that the future will consume $10T worth of resources to pay those government debts with taxes at 20%).
Money doesn’t ‘magic’ into existence with loans: it comes from the future’s resources.