Jasper Bernes teaches in the English Department at UC Berkeley. He is author of We Are Nothing and So Can You (2015) and The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization (2017).
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to MeBy Jasper Bernes
Supply or demand, chicken or egg? Which is the cause of the current surge in dollar prices, and prices worldwide? Should we fault the COVID-19 pandemic, which has interrupted production of crucial goods and provision of vital services, leading to planetary shortages of labor and capital?