But what do credit and cheap money have to do with social distancing and the quarantine?

I’m not generally optimistic, but I don’t see why it will likely be a different world when the dust settles — unless you’re talking about the kind of opportunism that Naomi Klein talks about: the “disaster capitalists” taking advantage of a natural disaster to impose more deregulation and to make the economic systems more kleptocratic and short-sighted.

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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