While all that is solid melts into air in these times, there is a complementary process in which new entities emerge.

State governments were sluggish to respond to the clash of loss of income, and the drain that dead rent payments would make on the newly unemployed.

Now, as renters have started to organise unilateral payment suspensions, governments like Tasmania's Liberal (insert today's premier here) government have organised rent moratoriums to get ahead of the process.