Corona - the fluffy unicorn future thread

jakehake

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So at some point this will be over and we’ll all be “during the coronavirus” like Uncle Albert, but anyone want to think about the future post this

It’s pretty unprecedented this as compared to wars where people/countries recovered in different ways this looks like it will need to be a global recovery rather than country by country necessarily .

If for example this starts calming down in a few weeks people will drop back to normal I reckon. If however this runs into weeks, months, the longer it goes on the more I think society and the economy will be changed for good. Examples like home working that were previously the domain of the few, will potentially become the norm, people no longer having commutes and more family time but also able to complete a longer working day in effect. Office space no longer being a thing like it is, why pay for large offices and desks in city centres if people don’t need one every day. Will Universal Income make more sense to cover future short sharp shocks like this. It’s possibly the closest to a ideological revolution we may ever get. For all the critics of neo-liberalism and socialism at either end of the spectrum we’re almost witnessing how the two polar views have to try and interact successfully to keep the country functioning
 

Schemer

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So at some point this will be over and we’ll all be “during the coronavirus” like Uncle Albert, but anyone want to think about the future post this

It’s pretty unprecedented this as compared to wars where people/countries recovered in different ways this looks like it will need to be a global recovery rather than country by country necessarily .

If for example this starts calming down in a few weeks people will drop back to normal I reckon. If however this runs into weeks, months, the longer it goes on the more I think society and the economy will be changed for good. Examples like home working that were previously the domain of the few, will potentially become the norm, people no longer having commutes and more family time but also able to complete a longer working day in effect. Office space no longer being a thing like it is, why pay for large offices and desks in city centres if people don’t need one every day. Will Universal Income make more sense to cover future short sharp shocks like this. It’s possibly the closest to a ideological revolution we may ever get. For all the critics of neo-liberalism and socialism at either end of the spectrum we’re almost witnessing how the two polar views have to try and interact successfully to keep the country functioning
Certainly food for thought. But on home working, yes, I'm sure some people could do it, and it will no doubt continue to increase even after all this is over, but surely it would still only be a minority doing it? The government make it out to be some kind of panacea but I can think of a lot more people who couldn't work from home than could.
 
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