by Michael Krieger
Crises, like pandemics, don’t break things in and of themselves; they show you what’s already broken. – Patrick Wyman
Big macro crises in any form are scary, massively disruptive, and in some cases, literally deadly. This is why governments and entrenched institutions always see such events as opportunities to further consolidate wealth and power.
The current global pandemic is no exception, as I detailed in last week’s piece: Power Grab. While it’s necessary to be aware of this reality — and to push back against it wherever possible — it’s equally important to recognize there’s a silver lining to all of this.
The paradigm we live under depends on us not thinking too hard about how power functions.