This is not a war: Coronavirus pandemic presents unique opportunity to rebuild a sense of common good – Counter Information

https://counterinformation.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/this-is-not-a-war-coronavirus-pandemic-presents-unique-opportunity-to-rebuild-a-sense-of-common-good/

After decades of neoliberal policies that have resulted in the privatization of utility companies and pension funds, erosion of workers’ rights, divestment from public healthcare and other vital sectors and services, the experience and the notion of the common good have been rendered hollow. As a result, appeals to a population to act for the common good will fall on deaf ears and will not produce the same desired, emotionally charged effects as a declaration of war, implying the need to mobilize, to combine individual efforts and to make sacrifices.

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