PETER BRUCE: Pandemics: lessons from the past for those who are Left
We isolate, caregivers risk their lives, the rich hoard and the poor suffer. But the rich die too. And we argue like there’s no tomorrow
I have good news for those too-often ignored heroes of the intellectual Left, who on their own have to struggle each day to be heard, for their detailed plans for economic stimulus to get a little traction even in the face of a gaping hole in the fiscus and who have to explain why they still support a minimum wage even as unemployment in SA continues its inexorable rise.
The good news is that the coronavirus may yet save them, if not actually spare them, if you get my meaning. I can’t predict which of our commanders in chief will make it past Covid-19, but their ideas may live forever and surely that’s what counts. No?..