A Pandemic and Neo-Conservative Capitalism are Killing the Working Class

Disasters cause loyalists. People look to our leaders for help, and — whether they receive it or not — are easily swayed into looking optimistically towards the future. Political figures give heartwarming speeches about how we will get through this as a nation, as we “always do”, and, among the heroic doctors and samaritans spending countless hours working to solve the crises, billionaires who chip into various charities are regarded as benevolent humanitarians. Rinse and repeat.