My Thoughts on WW1 as well as WW2 and our ‘War Cabinet’ to fight the Coronavirus

First of all I want to reprint the following:

“Labor’s treasury spokesman, Jim Chalmers, looked to the postwar experience to argue for a new post-crisis social contract, focused on employment.

“When Curtin established the Department of Post War Reconstruction it was almost Christmas in 1942, and when Chifley was made minister by the start of 1943, most of Europe was still occupied by the Nazis and Japanese bombs were still falling on northern Australia.

“Those two Labor leaders knew that if Australia was to prosper after the war it needed to rewrite the social contract during the war, and to be meaningful, full employment needed to be at the core of it.”

The economist Mariana Mazucatto argues the crisis is an opportunity to work out how to do capitalism differently.

“This requires a rethink of what governments are for: rather than simply fixing market failures when they arise, they should move towards actively shaping and creating markets that deliver sustainable and inclusive growth,” she said, in arguments that have been backed by the Pope.”

The above is an extract of this article by Lenore Taylor:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/04/australia-can-be-a-better-fairer-place-after-the-coronavirus-if-were-willing-to-fight-for-it

Yesterday I did publish this extract here:

https://auntyuta.com/2020/04/04/australia-after-the-coronavirus-and-environmental-sustainability/

Now, why I do come back to it, is the following:

I am not an expert, but I do have some general knowledge about the two World Wars and their aftermaths, and I am aware that our Australian Government right now is willing to work with the Opposition to work out what is the best way to fight the Coronavirus. So, this is a bit like a ‘War Cabinet’, right?

My thoughts on this is, why can they not right now work on the important subject of the Environmental Sustainability that needs to be considered after this Coronavirus nightmare?

Do any of you out there have some ideas how this could be achieved?

Can we ask our government for instance to establish a ‘Department of Post War Reconstruction’?

Please, think about this that I am sure you know from the History Books:

“Those two Labor leaders knew that if Australia was to prosper after the war it needed to rewrite the social contract during the war, and to be meaningful, full employment needed to be at the core of it.”

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