Economy or Society: Our Post-Covid-19 Decisions

Do we want to live in an economy or a society? (Damon Gameau, April 2020)

Damon Gameau, director of the film 2040, posed this question back in April, amid the height of Covid-19 panic in Australia, enticing us to ponder our post-pandemic reality. It’s an important question, which is potentially divisive. I’ve been musing on this conundrum ever since, alongside easing social distancing restrictions and the emphasis on Australia’s economic recovery. Now and in the near future, to a certain extent, we…