🦠 Common Enemies →March 19, 2020 • #
Morgan Housel draws similarities between the current crisis and global response to World War II:
Pandemics kill people and recessions ruin people. Saying they have silver linings is a step too far.
But I wonder if the best map we have that tells us what to expect next is the kind of extreme cooperation, solidarity, and empathy we last saw in the 1940s.
And I wonder if we’ll look back at COVID-19 as one of the worst things to happen to us, yet triggering something positive that couldn’t be achieved any other way.
- War, Revolution, Socialism — Stephen Kotkin looks back on the 1917 Russian Revolution.