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Coronavirus isn’t a bucolic writing retreat—but a time to address deep inequalities in our society

Stories of leaving the city to weather the storm in the countryside remind us that time and space are their own commodities

By Nathalie Olah  

Mainstream discussions of inequality tend to overlook the economies of time and space. We talk about the housing crisis, but still through the lens of shelter, which is a basic necessity of survival, rather than thinking of home as a place of comfort, prosperity and relaxation. We talk about job creation, but only through the lens of financial provision, rather than thinking of purpose, routine and stability. Of course,…

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