Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

The Pandemic as an Economic Crisis Revisited w/ Albert Lanier

April 17, 2020

On this edition of Parallax Views, we revisit "The Pandemic as an Economic Crisis" w/ returning guest and veteran journalist Albert Lanier (who covered the topic with us on our March 23rd, 2020 podcast). In light of workers around the U.S. like ex-Amazon employee Chris Smalls fighting for their rights amidst unsafe working conditions and general precarity, Albert Lanier expands on his view that the health crisis of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is tethered to an economic crisis. In relation to workers fighting back, Albert mentions the many strikes going on around the country in relation to both work and rent and argues that we are potentially living in a Great Depression 2.0 scenario. Additionally, he emphasizes the general connectedness of the consumer economy and the way those connections have been severed. All that and more on this edition of Parallax Views.

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