ISJ Internation Schools Journal Envisioning the K-Graduate Education Paradigm
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ISJ Fall 2020: Book Review: Piketty, T. (2020) Capital and Ideology – Milburn, K. (2019) Generation Left / James Cambridge


When the history of the COVID-19 pandemic comes to be written, it is likely that a variety of salient points will stand out in the narrative. These will include explanations to account for the uneven mortality rates when analyzed in terms of generational, social and economic fractions of society, and the ways in which, in Great Britain at least, a conservative free-market economy was forced to transform into the semblance of a centralized command economy. This latter policy was instituted to oversee the sourcing and purchase of personal protective equipment and the subsidy for furloughed workers by means of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, to offset the economic losses experienced by employers as businesses closed during the ‘lock down’ period between March and July 2020 (and beyond).