Here’s a terrific article that seems to have generated quite a bit of attention in the Twitter/social media world.: COVID-19 Broke the Economy. What if we Don’t Fix It?
I like the analogy of economic growth compared to an aircraft taking off and flying higher and higher. Now we can see that the aircraft is running out of fuel and we need to find somewhere safe to land.
— David Smith (@Elan51) June 18, 2020
A very Latour-ian analogy. Where do we land? Or more accurately, we are going to land, how do we handle it? What do we name the place where we land? How will we behave towards each other?
While I’m citing articles and in case anyone out there is also a Latour-fascinated nerd, here are a couple of secondary pieces: One is constructively critical and useful to synthesize Latour’s complexities, the other is a a bit of a hatchet job of Latour’s whole deal from a traditional leftist perspective. Also useful, though in my opinion, not entirely fair in its accusations of anti-intellectualism.