When times are tough, as they are now, people are more open to sharing and working towards the common good.
But once the crisis is over some of us will want to put their individual wants ahead of the well-being of everyone in our society.
So what kind of New Zealand do want our post -pandemic economy to fund ?
Do you want to continue with neoliberalism – the politics and economics of selfishness ?
Or do you want us to have a political and social revolution where we co-operate with each other and work for the common good as well as ourselves?
I’m convinced many New Zealanders don’t know our recent economic history so I have included 10 minutes of my 2013 documentary Mind the Gap to explain how the WE society we once had was hijacked by right wing economists who turned New Zealand into a ME society.
Bryan Bruce is one of NZs most respected documentary makers and public intellectuals who has tirelessly exposed NZs neoliberal economic settings as the main cause for social issues.