A new breed has come forth on twitter in recent days. The coronimbys. They never really liked human beings anyway, seeing them as a resource consuming, pollution creating blight (except for them of course), with this misanthropy used to resist housing, HS2, new airports, new anything all in a pseudo environmental anti development brand of eco-fascism why denies all hope of human ingenuity to fix, mend and restore the environment.
Oh how they now welcome Covid, it gives them the perfect excuse to say aha we now no longer need the housing. It has all gone away because of recession. Hang on I havnt noticed a mortality rate, like the Black Death, of 30% (which byu the way led to the biggest wave of new settlement building in history in the 14th Century as the economy recovered.) Of course if we can create trillions at teh stroke of a bankers pen to keep the economy going we can do so for housing. And if every major currency does it there is no risk of inflation if we keep workers occupied and producing. That was the lesson of the major ‘homes fit for heroes’ wave of house building immediately after the last global pandemic in 198-19.