Here to discuss important issues of rebuilding after COVID-19 is Mac Regan, author of the new book The 2020 American Revolution: 20/20 Decision Support for Voters.
We must start thinking about rebuilding not at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic but during.
From a recent piece from Mac Regan.
Will COVID-19 unite or divide our society? America’s social capital, that is, how individuals and groups work together (or don’t) to create (or inhibit) cooperation, will have much to say about how we survive today and build a better tomorrow. How will we live together, seek truth and sort through bias, communicate and find common ground, balance individual and societal priorities, and take responsibility for ourselves and others?
Social capital is an asset when it builds consensus, trust, and reciprocity. It is a liability when it creates distrust, a lack of cooperation, and division. Do our relationships create windows through which we can see, better understand, and empathize with the needs of those outside our own social networks? Or, do we confine our relationships to those who share a common identity?
COVID-19 will change much.