An empty Bondi Beach in Sydney on March 28. Australia has enforced social distancing rules in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus. Photo: EPA An empty Bondi Beach in Sydney on March 28. Australia has enforced social distancing rules in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus. Photo: EPA
An empty Bondi Beach in Sydney on March 28. Australia has enforced social distancing rules in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus. Photo: EPA
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

‘Today there is no news’: virus-enforced downtime is a chance to learn lessons from the last great depression

  • As the pandemic causes us to step away from our hyperactive daily lives, we should let our minds drift back to quieter times when a frenetic 24-hour news cycle was not the norm

An empty Bondi Beach in Sydney on March 28. Australia has enforced social distancing rules in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus. Photo: EPA An empty Bondi Beach in Sydney on March 28. Australia has enforced social distancing rules in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus. Photo: EPA
An empty Bondi Beach in Sydney on March 28. Australia has enforced social distancing rules in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus. Photo: EPA
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.