"This is a rare chance for systemic change," writes Mike Sandler. "Will we be able to achieve systemic solutions instead of half measures or symbolic but meaningless “show” achievements that do not help people in tangible ways?"
"As societies transition into reopening different sectors, there are massive considerations to take into account. I want to emphasize the importance of using an intersectional lens whilst devising solutions," writes Feasta intern Nadia Hansen.
This paper by Dr Elizabeth Cullen draws on research to explore how basic income could improve the health and well-being of all Irish people, including the most vulnerable.
"With the Covid-19 crisis, calls for a basic income are gaining new momentum. The U.S., and other countries too, could enjoy the immense society-wide benefit of a Basic Income if they are willing to set aside the sour grapes argument...of not providing a social safety net to out-groups," writes Brent Ranalli.
“Within the crisis there is an opportunity to move to more resilient, fairer and equitable economic and community systems. The hope is once there is a good understanding of the reality of our situation, a great deal of community cooperation can be unleashed.”
"If key principles are observed or key attitudes developed, many structural problems can work themselves out in practice" writes Anne Ryan in the third post of her Enough is Plenty blog series.