Most people without a job are having problems getting through this quarantine, but also people with jobs depending on the consumption of others, for instance owners of bars, restaurants, hotels, clothes shops... So a universal basic income is needed more than ever! Due to globalization, our economic system has become increasingly fragile.
However, this should be a temporary situation as people need to save money to buy houses, to travel... A century ago, with the previous pandemia, the Spanish flu, no economic crisis came afterwards, but this will not be the case as, apart from the health crisis, we already have a world of misery ahead with a huge economical crisis, added to the ecological crisis we already had. It could be a tale of doom if there isn't a collective action. And so, the solution could be the UBI (Universal Basic Income).
Consumerism will no longer be a problem as we will have to
We'll get through this pandemia and subsequent crisis in the end!!
Coronavirus and the Case for UBI | WIRED UK
Some related articles for you to read:
Basic income of £48 a week in UK urged (BBC News)
Has the time come for a universal basic income? (The Guardian)
TED TALK >>> Basic income and other ways to fix capitalism | Federico Pistono | TEDxHaarlem
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE QUARANTINE
Thursday, 7th May
Homework for today:
Study unit 6 and do exercises 1-11 on pages 151-152
- We will correct them on Tuesday in our online class.
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Whose avatar is this?
And this one??
Solution to yesterday's translation sentences:
1. What does she look like? She is a tall slim dark-haired girl. (She's a tall slim girl with dark hair)
2. I'm looking for my daughter. She carries a small black bag and a parcel.
3. Is she wearing a green skirt and an orange blouse?
4. She is taller than Susan and John looks younger.
5. How tall is he? He is 1 m 80 cm tall.