Everything Won’t Be Different
Everything will be different. How often we have heard this sentence over the last 20 years, and how quickly we forget it when we resume old habits. After the attacks of Sept. 11, the people who felt they could see the future were certain that national security, privacy, travel and the military would never be the same. After the Great Recession of 2008, we heard a similar refrain about banking, homeownership and the ways technology companies were thought to drive economic innovation.
Originally published: January 18, 2021
Author: Michael S. Roth
Institution: Wesleyan University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed