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COVID-19 in the UK: A Choice Between Life and Lucre?

Posted On: Apr 16, 2021   |   Posted By: Steady State

COVID-19 in the UK: A Choice Between Life and Lucre?

By James MacGregor Palmer 1.8 million pounds.
That's how much the UK government thinks our lives are worth .
Placing an economic value on a human being is nothing new. It's standard practice in a growth-obsessed society that ascribes economic value to whatever it can.
A servant of GDP growth. (Image: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 , Credit: Number 10 )
The Economy Over All
Last week the UK's COVID-19 death toll broke the 50,000 mark. With our own wild-haired leader of the post-truth era at the helm, Britain (or England more specifically-the devolved Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish administrations have taken a far more cautious approach) has followed in America's footsteps, resisting lockdowns for as long as possible. We are nearing the end of a second national lockdown, albeit one with far fewer restrictions than the first. This could have been avoided had Prime Minister Boris Johnson followed his scientific advisers' recommendations for a two-week “circuit breaker” a few weeks ago. Instead, he ignored the science,...

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