Austerity, COVID-19 and the Fetishisation of Sacrifice

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Bella Caledonia
Austerity, COVID-19 and the Fetishisation of Sacrifice

“We have to balance controlling the virus with re-opening the economy” goes the mantra. As discussions of COVID-19 turn towards economic recovery, a false dichotomy has taken hold in the discourse — that “the economy” and public health are somehow a zero-sum game; that in order to save the economy, we must accept some level […]

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Bella Caledonia
Austerity, COVID-19 and the Fetishisation of Sacrifice