“The pandemic has reinforced what should already have been obvious: our mental health is affected – adversely, more often than not – by the external circumstances we find ourselves in.”
Earlier this month Scotland lost one of its most important contemporary intellectuals, Neil Davidson.
Beyond the Noise: Neil Davidson, 1957 – 2020
Deep-set demographic changes across the whole western world bring massive consequences for how we live, yet neither states nor markets are matching these new realities.
Care under capitalism is broken
“Even the cadres of state and business strategy are permitted a few hours of slack-jawed gawping and the sheer scope of the present derangement.”
In elite circles, the debate about how to make us pay has begun
“Whether our future builds on rediscovered human and ecological values and community connections, as so many hope, will depend on what we do now – not after the pandemic is over, when it will be too late. We don’t want to go back to ‘their normal’, but the alternative might be a whole lot worse.”
Sarah Glynn: After the deluge
“Right now, some people are telling you ‘we’ might recover from this. They mean neoliberalism as is – and it can’t. The question is not will there be change, but what kind of change?”