What I am reading is not a propaganda campaign, this is an extract from the latest edition of The Economist. The columnist is writing this in context of the pandemic, the right medicine for the world economy; how to alleviate the pain and effect of bankruptcies, lay-offs caused by the pandemic. I quote, “Authorities could fund banks to lend to firms that are suffering, as they did during the financial crisis and as China is doing today. China is also ordering banks to go easy on delinquent borrowers. Western governments cannot do that, but it is in the interest of lenders everywhere to show forbearance towards borrowers facing a cash squeeze, much as banks did to public-sector employees during America’s government shutdown in 2018-19”.
Once again, I quote from the Economist, “It is not a fair fight, but is a fight that many countries will face all the same. Left to itself, the covid-19 pandemic doubles every five to six days”.
Thus, I also ponder, if this is true:
“Socrates, especially, says Alain de Botton , “was portrayed in the dialogues of Plato as hugely pessimistic about the whole business of democracy.” In the ideal society Socrates constructs in the Republic, he famously argues for restricted freedom of movement, strict censorship according to moralistic civic virtues, and a guardian soldier class and the rule of philosopher kings”. Very controversial, isn't it?
And now some pictures I borrowed from different sources: