The end of Orthodoxy… and Coronavirus?
Penny Wong, Australian Labor’s Senate leader has written an essay titled:
The End of Orthodoxy.
A dictionary meaning of the word Orthodoxy is:
“The generally accepted beliefs of society at a particular time:
The current economic orthodoxy is of a free market and unregulated trade.”
In the essay, Penny Wong, states:
“Unlike in the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2007–08, this catastrophe appears to have reinforced a macho strain of nationalism, and confrontation rather than cooperation. The cost of this collective failure will be measured in deaths and suffering.”
Penny Wong further writes:
“In the midst of the worst crisis humanity has experienced since World War II and a severe economic downturn of unknown proportions, the international community has been unable to muster anything close to the requisite cooperation.”
Penelope Ying-Yen Wong happens to be a politician in Australia. Since the year 2002, she has been a senator for South Australia. Currently, she is the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.
A few months earlier, Penny Wong had said:
“Perhaps this is most pressing when it comes to Australia’s relationship with China. China is, and will continue to be, of great importance to Australia, the region and the world. It is a relationship that is both complex and consequential, and only getting more so.”
In her essay for the Australian Foreign Affairs Journal, Penny Wong has stated that the Chinese are increasing their footprint over the global governance system.
Penny Wong states:
“China’s growing assertiveness is prompting uncertainty about its ambitions, including whether it seeks pre-eminent global leadership and whether it wants a more illiberal form of global governance designed to suit the interests of authoritarian states.”
There are around 9,100 cases and about 107 people are dead in Australia, because of Coronavirus.
Ricardo Furtado is a very passionate novelist. He has written many novels – fiction as well as non-fiction. In his spare time too he just loves to write and write.