Articles by: Josh Bergamin

Author Biography:

Josh Bergamin is an Italian-Australian philosopher and performance artist who has a PhD from Durham University. Normally based in Edinburgh, he has spent most of 2020 locked down on Nyeri Nyeri country in Victoria.

­­Viral Economics: Lessons from the Second Wave

It is worth pausing to ask: what do these weak points in pandemic control—hotel security, meatpacking, and aged care—have in common? The answer is obvious: underpaid, under-trained, undervalued and under-protected workers, all belonging to privatised, casualised industries where workers with few rights and fewer benefits are forced to choose between following the rules to a tee or putting tea on the table.