Shopping

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/31/if-getting-back-to-normal-means-mindless-shopping-forget-it?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

Lovely sentiments Suzanne.

And hundreds of thousands of us agree. Also Millions won’t read this, won’t believe it, and can’t wait to ‘get back to normal’.

I’m afraid it would take an astonishing shift of power, and brave power, to change anything now.

Covid-19: UK economy plunges into deepest recession since records began

20 years ago, as we slid happily into a “service economy” and a few pundits dared suggest ‘we (UK) don’t make anything anymore’.

I recall my agreement – and here’s the way to think about it. The vast majority of UK JOBS – are based solely on SOMEONE ELSE HAVING A JOB.

So as jobs shrink, service jobs shrink out of all proportion. That is why the UK now sees headlines such as those above. Simple.

Covid-19: UK economy plunges into deepest recession since records began https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/12/uk-economy-covid-19-plunges-into-deepest-slump-in-history?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress