At the same time guarantee funding to banks to ensure their survival, but on the condition that they are nationalised immediately without compensation: every single bank is now, in any case, effectively insolvent;
That’s news to pretty much everyone, isn’t it?
Nationalise all the utilities (electricity, gas, water) and cancel all their charges for the time being. In this one case the government should make good the lost revenues, but they will now be under state ownership;
You don’t think that he might be refusing to allow a crisis to go to waste, do you?
Introduce food rationing
Put price controls in place to prevent racketeering
But if we don’t have rationing then we’ll not need price controls because there will be no racketeering will there?
And when this has been done new commissions are required, with emergency powers, on:
1) Recreating the economy after the demise of financial capitalism;
2) The future of land ownership;
3) The future of work;
4) The new social safety net, including for pensions, that we are going to need, which is linked to the future of tax;
5) Surviving the climate crisis that is to come;
6) Rebuilding our state so that it represents us all;
7) Preparing everyone for the world we’re going to live in by rethinking education;
8) How to remake communities.
And I mean, these are needed now: we cannot wait because nothing is ever going to be the same again. The equivalent of the thinking that created the post-war consensus is now required to create the post coronavirus consensus: I mean it when I say that not only will nothing ever be the same again, but nor should it be.
So children, how many of those commissions should Gauleiter Murphy be in charge of? Note that all of them have “emergency powers”. Yes, that’s right, a sweetie for those who said “all of them”. Brian and Trixie? You and your parents will be shot for saying none.
And don’t you think “rethinking education” has that most ominous sound to it?