Category Archives: Coronavirus

Apart and Together: Accepting our Vulnerability to Consume Less

Apart and Together: Accepting our Vulnerability to Consume Less

This is the 6th piece in a series I named “Apart and Together” to capture the paradoxical reality of the pandemic we are part of: we are being asked to be apart from each other, physically, in the most elemental ways that we are, even as our species’ fate is …

Apart and Together: Restoring Dignity and Meaning to Work and Separating it from Sustainability

Apart and Together: Restoring Dignity and Meaning to Work and Separating it from Sustainability

As a child, I was always struck, when reading 19th century novels, by figures about annual amounts of money given to people. I couldn’t figure out, even taking into account insane inflation rates, how it would have been possible for anyone to subsist on those amounts. …

Apart and Together: Finding Systemic Solutions to Systemic Problems

Apart and Together: Finding Systemic Solutions to Systemic Problems

One of the ways I see the Coronavirus as having brought to us some new possibilities in the midst of a growing crisis is that it calls into question one of the deepest and most pervasive narratives of modern life under liberal democracy-style capitalism: that every problem originates in an …