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撤退発表してしまいましたが、経済が回らない時に社会をどのように支えるのか。コロナウィルスでサンダースのアプローチを見直す動きが出てきているようです。

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
March 30, 2020

When Bernie Sanders’s critics mocked his platform as just a bunch of “free stuff,” they were drawing on the past forty years of bipartisan consensus about social-welfare benefits and entitlements. They have argued, instead, that competition organized through the market insures more choices and better quality. In fact, the surreality of market logic was on clear display when, on March 13th, Donald Trump held a press conference to discuss the covid-19 crisis with executives from Walgreens, Target, Walmart, and CVS, and a host of laboratory, research, and medical-device corporations. There were no social-service providers or educators there to discuss the immediate, overwhelming needs of the public.

The crisis is laying bare the brutality of an economy organized around production for the sake of profit and not human need. The logic that the free market knows best can be seen in the prioritization of affordability in health care as millions careen toward economic ruin. It is seen in the ways that states have been thrown into frantic competition with one another for personal protective equipment and ventilators—the equipment goes to whichever state can pay the most. It can be seen in the still criminally slow and inefficient and inconsistent testing for the virus. It is found in the multi-billion-dollar bailout of the airline industry, alongside nickel-and-dime means tests to determine which people might be eligible to receive ridiculously inadequate public assistance.

Yutaとしてはサンダースは急進的過ぎるように思えましたし、若者の熱狂的な支持の理由が正直分かりませんでした。まだ映画館がやっていたことに次の映画を見たのですが、妥協で持ちつ持たれつのズブズブの世の中に対する若者の不満というものを感じることができるものでした。



By KENNETH TURANFILM CRITIC  NOV. 27, 20192 PM

Ly says everything in the film was inspired by real events and, except for the three leads and Balibar, has cast it with non-professionals from the area.

Equally impressive, and this cannot have been easy, he is sympathetic to all sides, even the police, honoring the complexity of the situation by refusing to offer easy solutions to intractable problems.

More than anything, especially with its unnerving ending, “Les Misérables” wants us to think. What have we done as a society, what do we continue to do, what can be done to change things before it is too late.

一応、色々な映画レビューを読みましたが、サンダーズの支持者と結びつけていたのは皆無でしたので、Yutaの特異な見出し方です。
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