Sunday, March 29, 2020

Who are important?

During the last global financial crisis in 2008 banks were considered important. Too big to fail was the slogan.

 Now, amid COVID-19, important means front-line nurses, doctors, drivers and teachers because without them nothing would work anymore. But unlike the bankers 12 years ago, these people are NOT responsible for the crisis.

 It is the so-called "little people" like shop workers who face the daily risk of being infected — a risk not to be not be underestimated — by just continuing to do their job every day. 

One can only hope that the coronavirus crisis will make some of us rethink our priorities. But do you really believe things will change?

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