The notion that the government's wage subsidy represents any kind of radical philosophical shift needs to be knocked on the head, writes Guy Rundle.
Damn the focus groups. Labor needs to act.
Why are governments ignoring obvious solutions to the problems of homeless people and domestic violence victims affected by the coronavirus crisis?
If politicians won't do their essential work during an unprecedented crisis, why should anyone else be expected to risk their lives?
The UK is heading towards a monumental and potentially massively lethal COVID-19 disaster, and it may have arisen from the stew of post-left/right UK radical politics.
If it flows towards the bank or a finance company then you're under no obligation to pay it. Don't use living, dwindling money for dead rent.
In a war, leaders don't circulate information because the enemy can hear you. But the virus can't hear anything. Why is the advice and research on which the government is acting still in a black box?
Plans to prop up already shambolic corporations will impoverish us all, invite economic disaster and destroy much of what we truly value.
World responses to economic slowdown have demonstrated how the real nature of production is inherently social — and how most classical-liberal justifications are fantasies about how the world works.
With the coronavirus forcing people to avoid public gatherings, we could be on the verge of a fundamental and irreversible shift in the way society operates.