As we slowly come out of lockdown in many countries, perhaps it is a good time to reflect on what really makes us happy and what we really do not need.
A webinar by Se. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) inspires me to write about the criminal incompetence of the Trump administration in the face of SARS-CoV-2 which is still ravaging the United States.
As a direct result of the economic impact of the measures taken to flatten the curve of infections of SARS-CoV-2, millions of people around the world have been fired, laid off, or furloughed. This can be a very traumatic experience.
Professor Shoshana Zuboff identifies Google, Facebook, and many other companies in what many call the “technology” space as a new kind of capitalist entity that she calls Surveillance Capitalism. Everyone should read this book.
It is too soon to tell what the geopolitical impact of SARS-CoV-2 will be over the next few months or years. One thing which is clear is that the virus has underlined how there is a general lack of leadership in world affairs at this point in time.