‘It is a terrible cure, but cure it can be for our greed.’

Costing the earth: Frances Voelcker wants a new post- pandemic world order

'Post-pandemic, we could choose to start with a clean slate and a new order.' | Photo: Kat Yukawa / Unsplash.

Amazing. The government has suddenly recognised that money is a fiction, which we can imagine and repurpose as appropriate, and that it is now appropriate to support the NHS, nationalised services, and the community at large! We are getting closer to a Citizen’s Income. All we need next is the requisitioning of empty housing so that people in substandard accommodation can be decently housed, and a Land Value Tax. Then this virus will achieve what a thousand years of peasant revolts, wartime promises, union activity and civil rights have been trying to bring about.

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