Times are bad.
Times are weird.
A lot of us aren’t working.
A lot of us are working less.
We are all afraid.
We are all wondering what is next.
It’s proof to me that we need a society to be better to those in need.
To be better to those in crisis.
That doesn’t spend a huge amount of money investing in “welfare fraud”. But instead looks for the blatant fraud of the rich and connected.
A society where you don’t have to arrange a bake sale or the modern equivalent a GoFundMe when you get sick or have cancer.
A society where it doesn’t matter if you work to have access to care.
One where you don’t need tens of thousands of debt to pursue education.
One that allows people to express their creative freedom.
One that allows people to fall and come back again.
One with excellent mental health access.
One where we don’t have to fear being a paycheck away from struggling.
Where people don’t use paycheck loans to pay the rent or for a credit card.
We can and must do better.
This crisis proves it.